It’s hard to believe that it’s all ready the fall and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. When I realized Thanksgiving is only a few days a way, and like you, I took a moment to reflect on how different things felt at this time last year.
In a year of hardship and precariousness. We all have something to be grateful for. This year, I am extremely thankful for my family, my health and the incredible team I am blessed to be able to work alongside each and everyday, to support vulnerable women in Ottawa. I am beyond thankful to you – our community partners, the staff, volunteers, donors, and residents.
Together, we have weathered the worst of this storm. We can see the light at the end of this global pandemic. As our shelter residents have moved twice during the pandemic, we have seen a significant increase in the demand for services in not only our shelter program, but in our supportive housing and outreach programs as well. The need for women’s only shelter and housing with wrap-around supports has never been greater.
For many of our friends and neighbours the need for housing and emergency support does not end with a lifted lockdown. We know many of them are struggling to pay their rent and groceries. Together, we can ensure everyone in our community has a warm meal, a safe place to stay and a community. We couldn’t do this work without you.
I am grateful for your support. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your loved ones, celebrating in whatever way is meaningful for you. Thank you for filling our hearts with gratitude and hope!
Connect Ottawa and Phoenix Business Exchange hosted their 5th Annual Charities Golf Tournament in support of Cornerstone
Housing for Women.
Run to Empower supports and promotes the advancement of women’s running in Canada.This year Cornerstone Housing for Women was chosen as the beneficiary charity.
We are so grateful to Ken and Joselyn from Renaud Home and Garden for the wonderful donation of a Planter Program.
As COVID numbers began to fall, our Booth Residence was able to bring back a program favourite, Bingo!
Shelby used this time to work on inspiring collages, she loves this art form as it allows her to process her feelings and create beautiful pieces of art and inspiration for all to enjoy!
The staff at our emergency shelter organized a summer BBQ for the residents.
Ottawa you did it once again! We are amazed by the incredible generosity of our city! So far, together we have raised over $95,000 but our matching campaing is still going until October 9th. There’s still time to donate at .
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, donated, sponsored, bid on our silent auction, shared, or tuned in to learn more about what we do.
World Homeless Day Every October 10th World Homeless Day is observed and it’s an opportunity to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.
Your generosity makes women’s lives better!
URGENT AND QUALITY OF LIFE NEEDS:
CLEANING KITS NEEDED:
With the holidays fast approaching, you can help us put together a holiday gift for one of our residents at our supportive housing or emergency shelter!
In a holiday gift bag please include:
Gift Card Wish List
Booth Residence: PC and Giant Tiger gift cards
MacLaren Residence: Tim Hortons, McDonalds or Dollarama
McPhail Residence and Outreach Program: Walmart
Princeton Residence: Superstore
Emergency Shelter: Tim Hortons and Dollarama