The messaging of the initial pandemic response was simple and clear: stay at home.
Sadly for many Canadians, the home is not a safe place. A situation exacerbated by the increased stresses on individuals and households.
The result has been an increased need for shelter and support services for victims and survivors of abuse and violence. At the same time, the current economic realities mean the organizations providing these services are facing funding uncertainties.
To help bridge the gap, Algonquin Capital has made charitable donations to Nellie’s Shelter, the Redwood Shelter, and the Assaulted Women’s Helpline & Senior Support Line.
To learn more about the great work these organizations are doing and how you can support them, please refer to the information and links below.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a free 24-hour telephone line to all women who have experienced abuse, providing counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
The Seniors Safety Line is the only 24-hour crisis and support line for seniors in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse or neglect, with a live counsellor available to help navigate difficult systems, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Nellie’s operates a 36-bed Emergency Shelter and offers support services for women and their children who are leaving situations of violence, poverty, and homelessness.
The Redwood offers shelter, safety, healing, and opportunities for growth for women and their children fleeing abuse, homelessness, and poverty.