We occasionally get deliveries from Amazon from an older "Wish list". Staff find it very exciting, like a sudden unexpected gift to brighten the day. We added a 30th Anniversary Wishlist as well- as yes- we are creeping towards our 30th Anniversary on August 30th! ... See moreSee less
We have received several requests/questions regarding if we accept donations via e-transfer. Thanks for that! Yes, we can accept e-transfer donations anytime, to email@example.com. Please email us as well as that email, with the password and your mailing address and home email and we can send out tax receipt electronically as well. ... See moreSee less
Yesterday, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness launched RECOVERY FOR ALL. This campaign encourages our federal government to make the right investments in a post-COVID recovery that not only stimulates the economy but helps those who need it the most. If done right, this recovery effort can end homeless in Canada, once and for all. As you know, there is a need for a gender-sensitive approach to homelessness. The Recovery for All campaign addresses this by specifically calling for a serious investment in housing, the right to housing, and a national definition of homelessness that accounts for the unique ways women, youth, Indigenous and racialized peoples experience homelessness. It also called for a guaranteed minimum income, which will disproportionately help women because of the feminization of poverty across Canada. will YOU sign up and support it? ... See moreSee less
Jayce Beaudin-CarverYou know my thoughts on this. We need to look beyond traditional gender and binary to truly be effective. We are often not taken into account or included in the conversation. Let’s see how this is different
There are 8 kids shelter in today (most age 5 and under)- and kids deserve play. Our kids programming starts back up this week, with daily volunteer and staff hours, and with this heat- water activities are in high demand!
Want to help out? we are looking for kids sprinklers, buckets, water guns, hoola hoops, water balloons, and small kids picnic tables for the outdoor space. Think you can help? contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org! ... See moreSee less
Urgently looking for room rental for a senior, single male, under $450 monthly preferred. If you have or know of anything please contact us at email@example.com ... See moreSee less
The Centre is proud to be a part of the ongoing work the City of Windsor has invested in. The positive results our community's fact-based, practical, informed, and collaborative approach is having to keep our clients, and our staff/volunteers, safe is something our whole community should be proud of! ... See moreSee less
The City of Windsor announced on Wednesday that 172 COVID-19 tests have been conducted among individuals experiencing homelessness relying on shelters, adding that of the 70 per cent of tests that have returned, there are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Thanks going out for including the Centre as a recipient of donations. Get yours today! ... See moreSee less
Squirrel Picnic Tables! 100% of proceeds to Welcome Centre Shelter for Women! $15 minimum donation 😊 Allison Cruickshank and her hubby Tom are making them, I'm distributing.
Paint them, decorate them, add a table cloth, get creative, or leave it as natural wood!
If you want one PM me or message below. Let me know whether it's going on the side of a tree/fence, or on top of a patio railing/fencetop. 😊
Making to order within a day or three. 💜
QUESTION: Are there any circumstances when you will accept someone that isn’t a woman into your shelter?
Good question - Although we are a “Women’s Shelter” for adult women 18+ at our main building on Bridge Avenue, there are circumstances when we will accept someone into shelter who isn’t a woman. For example, although we typically refer female youth experiencing homelessness to the Inn of Windsor, we will intake female youths ages 16 and 17 under special circumstances. Welcome Centre Shelter also prides itself on being an LGBTQ+ inclusive space. We operate under the understanding that members of the LGBTQ+ community experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience oppression and violence as a result of their gender expressions and identities and are therefore safer in a female designated space. As a result, Welcome Centre Shelter can provide safe shelter to transgender women and men, in addition to non-binary individuals who may be at increased risk of harm at other shelters or on the street. As for non-residents, although we try to limit male-presence in our adult women’s shelter, there are some circumstances we will have men in the building. For example, when we have family including a man seeking intake to our hotel program, we bring them in to complete the intake process. Some of our women in shelter may also be working with male social service workers from other agencies and have meetings from within the shelter, in which case we would arrange for them to meet privately as per the comfort level of the resident so as to limit the male presence with the rest of the house. Occasionally we may also have male service workers, IT, emergency services, and other workers entering the building when a female is not available. In these circumstances, we always ensure that we give the women in shelter proper notice as a part of our trauma-informed practice. ... See moreSee less
Alex AlexYou were also the only shelter to help my infant son and i through the hotel program. Of the over 20 domestic violence shelters i called throughout the province you were the only one who made services available to help me due to my gender. That has to be recognized and applauded as well. Your services save lives
We are so grateful for the ongoing support of many dedicated community groups such as Women Supporting Women, not able perform their usual monthly volunteer service they've instead given our agency a nice boost this past week of food and snack items for all of our clients. Thank you! ... See moreSee less
Women Supporting Women.CA (WSW) is a group in the Windsor area that is committed to enhancing the lives of women through various volunteer services, workshops and fundraising. These events inspire individual and community advancement for many women.