Each year we select two or more women's support organizations in the city and then ask each member, on the membership form, to give us their preference for our group support.
In the last 2 years we supported Immigrant Women's Services Ottawa but each of the others were also well received. We supported them with $1000 in 2022 and $1500 in 2023 with an additional $1000 from our spring Trilliums and Tea event.
For 2023-24 we are asking, on the membership form which of the following 3 groups will might suppoer this year:
- Youville Centre which helps young moms to complete their schooling, find child care and counselling support, and work toward abetter life. Read more about them at https://www.youvillecentre.org
- Elizabeth Fry Society , who work with your and adult women who have been or may become criminalized, to reduce harm and oppression, and to contribute to a healthy community. Read more about them at https://efryottawa.com
- Young Women's Shelter. This program offers young women aged 16 to 20 immediate access to safe housing. Open 365 days a year, the Evelyn Horne Young Women’s Shelter is always ready to welcome youth with nowhere else to turn. The shelter has 30 beds and offers both emergency shelter and transitional housing for up to a year .
Please review these very worthy options and make your preference known to us when you join us for 2023-24.