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Open the Door

OPEN THE DOOR

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Please make a contribution to our Second Stage Housing Capital Campaign and you will be helping to “Open the Door” to a new stage of life and a home that is free of violence for abused women and their children.

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To our generous sponsors,
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OUR CONTRIBUTORS $500 AND OVER

Kinsmen Club of Lindsay
100 Men Who Care
WARDS LAWYERS PC
Anderson-Hillier Foundation
Lana Vannetten
Squires Built Homes Inc.
Doug & Carol Brenner
Birdhouse Realty
Hailson Properties
Kent Florist
Bob & Vera Mark Charitable Foundation
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph
5 Girls Foundation
Mackey Funeral Home/Stoddart Funeral Home
Bobcaygeon Meals on Wheels
IG Wealth Management, Adam McInroy
RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Lindsay
Kathy & Peter Anderson
Ivy & John Hill
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Laura Boden – Boden & Associates
Edward Oakes
Scotiabank, Lindsay
Elizabeth & Bill Hicks
Staples & Swain PC
Omemee Swans
Jeff & Heather Sinclair
Hallett Pools
Kawartha Credit Union
Callaghan Farm Supply
Kawartha Well Drillers
Economy Storage Co.
Shoppers Drug Mart, Lindsay & Bobcaygeon

Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls
William Kuypers
Patti Siegel
Laurie McLean, Barrister and Solicitor
Sandy Beach Resort Social Committee
Cable Cable
Ruralwave
Lindsay Little Theatre
Janet Macmillan
Christine Karpazis
Brad Slater
Shore Spa Inc. Entertainment Committee
Janice McInroy
Susan Brown
Kirkfield & District Lions Club
Deanna Allen
Kus Ramgoolam
Shirley Norman
Sturgeon Lake Minor Hockey Assoc.
Fisher Excavating
Walmart, Uxbridge
Kevin Strassburger
Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Association
Clare & Robert Stewart
Adelaide Place
Stephanie Hayes
David Lawson
Bobcaygeon Massage Therapy
Jane Chapman
Sharon Dawson
Jack & Jean Kyle
Wayne & Kathleen Price
RONA Foundation Home Sweet Home

Electric Electric
On The Locks Restaurant
Colonial Concepts Log & Timberframe
Canada Post Heritage Club, Trent Severn
Rotary Club of Lindsay
Income Tax Plus
Janette Woolley
Brenda Makela
Andrea Lally
Lola Markwick
Denise Williams
Jennings Creek Christian Reformed Church
Lillian and Larry Hall
Chris Mitchell
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67
Dr. Cody Bowen
Kawartha Skin Care, Dr. Peter Ursel
Dr. Jamie McNabb & Robyn McNabb
Unifor Local 1900
Susan Wiese
Kathryn Brumwell
Bobcaygeon Bikefest, 2023
Gemmill, Johnston, Jeffries
J. Waterson Photography
Rural Roots Gardens
Coboconk and District Lions Club
Hermine Flynn
The VandenBerg Family
Wayne Moss
Otto & Marie Pick Charitable Foundation
Linda & John Mark
Trevor Weldon
DM Wills Associates Ltd.

Open the Door

Second Stage housing provides short-term private apartments for women, with or without children, rebuilding their lives after abuse or domestic violence.  Women can live there for up to two years and rent is income –based.  While living in second stage housing, women receive supportive counselling parenting support and 24-hour telephone support.

Women’s Resources recently acquired a property on Logie Street in Lindsay,  The goal is to renovate the building, creating a safe, six-unit complex.

The facility’s layout is ideally suited for the creation of apartment units.  The parking lot will be paved and a privacy fence will be constructed on the perimeter. 

Logie Street offers ample indoor and outdoor spaces for programming, play and holiday gatherings.  The property is close to many needed services such as public transportation, schools, churches, grocery stores, counselling and legal and court services.

“It is more than a place to live, it is a community, After moving on with my life, I am still friends with one of the women who also lived in Women’s Resources second stage housing apartment and we talk almost every day.”
Sandi

For abused women and their children to have the opportunity to continue lives free of violence, they need to be able to access affordable, safe housing within a reasonable time frame. Without this, women are often forced to return to their abusive partners, resulting in escalated violence and sometimes even death. In the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), the wait list for appropriate housing is 10 years; currently, there are 1,900 people on that list.

The new Logie Street property replaces the former Amy’s Second Stage Housing in Fenelon Falls, which Women’s Resources sold in 2021 after 19 years of operation.  There were challenges in Fenelon Falls regarding access to transportation, social service programs, medical services, education and employment.  The new Lindsay location will remove these barriers.

Second stage housing is an essential step to healing by learning to live without the violence and chaos many women and their children have left behind. Women who leave domestic violence are often thrown into a life of poverty with no immediate source of income or employment skills.  A woman’s self-esteem erodes after living in fear and the trauma of being abused.  They blame themselves and feel they deserve nothing.  A safe, warm and welcome environment is needed for them to heal. Women’s Resources help the women to understand that they are worthy of having a nice home and deserve to raise their children in an environment free from terror, fear and violence.

For many, this home will be the first time they have felt safe in years.

“The first place my children and I could feel safe and call our home was our second-stage housing apartment.  After fleeing from a life filled with violence and uncertainty, we switched out of survival mode and with the help of Women’s Resources counsellors started living again.” -Laura

WITH YOUR HELP

“DOOR”NATION LEVELS

PLATINUM DOOR – $20,000+ GIFT – TOP TIER OF THE RECOGNITION WALL

GOLD DOOR – $10,000-$19,999 – SECOND TIER OF THE RECOGNITION WALL

SILVER DOOR – $5,000-$9,999 – THIRD TIER OF THE RECOGNITION WALL

COPPER DOOR – $1,000-$4,999 – FOURTH TIER OF THE RECOGNITION WALL

BRONZE DOOR – $500-$999 – FIFTH TIER OF THE RECOGNITION WALL

At the higher levels, we will also offer naming rights to common rooms, apartments or outdoor areas such as playgrounds.

All donations of $500 and greater will be recognized on our Donor Recognition Wall.  Women’s Resources is grateful for donations and contributions at all levels.  This campaign offers a limited number of named opportunities.

When you contribute to the Logie Street project, you are choosing a lasting and permanent “bricks and mortar” project that will save lives and help many women and their children in our community for years to come.

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT

This Capital Campaign Project is estimated to cost $2.4 million, including construction costs and financing.  $1.4 million will be from grants, $500,000 will be a mortgage, and the OPEN THE DOOR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN goal is to raise the remaining $500,000 to “open the doors” in the fall of 2023.

“During the time I stayed in Women’s Resources second stage housing, a powerful team of counsellors worked with me, helping to heal the damage from abuse as I rebuild my life”    Amanda