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Y the W Campaign

Sad homeless child siiting on the floor in dark roomThe YWCA Niagara Region will be breaking ground in 2020 on a new family shelter combined with  permanent housing apartments.

Currently, the YW’s family apartments are spread across St. Catharines. This can be
isolating for struggling families, and it requires excessive staff travel. This new building will deliver a proactive, cost-effective solution while allowing staff to provide higher level of support, resources and care. The new facility will encourage social interaction and a support network for families.

The quarantine period we have all been dealing with over the past weeks has made us more aware than ever of how much we depend on the safety and security of our homes.  In a perfect world, everyone would enjoy these comforts.  Soon, because of people like you, more people will have a place to call home.  

 With COVID-19 distancing rules in place, we had to adapt. So rather than hosting you at the building site as originally planned for the official ground-breaking of the future Home for Good and Supported Apartments, we are planning a virtual tour.

We cannot wait to be able to give a personalized tour as construction is progressing very well.  We’re looking forward to officially open our new Home by this time next year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on the status of the Campaign.

New  Home for Good and Supported Apartments

 

Total project costs:                                                                           $7.3 million

Provincial and Federal grant contributions:                         $4.3 million

Campaign target:                                                                              $3.0 million

Amount raised to date:                                                                   $1.3 million

Balance needed to reach goal:                                                    $1.7 million

In addition, we would like to present the new Campaign Team. 

CAMPAIGN CABINET

John Armstrong, Co-Chair

Cindi Loforti-Lepp, Co-Chair

Laurie Andrews, YWCA President

Margaret Andrewes, YWCA Board Member

Melinda Cheevers

Joyce Morocco

Anne Lennard-Otto

HONORARY MEMBERS

Ann-Louise Branscombe

Trevor Cooper

Betty-Lou Souter

Carolyne Watts

The Campaign staff team includes Elisabeth Zimmermann, Executive Director and Arienne Good, Campaign Manager supported by consultants Carrie Zeffiro and Bill Hallett from the Armstrong Strategy Group.

The quarantine period we have all been dealing with over the past weeks has made us more aware than ever of how much we depend on the safety and security of our homes.  In a perfect world, everyone would enjoy these comforts.  Soon, because of people like you, more people will have a place to call home.  

THE NEW YWCA FACILITY WILL INCLUDE:

• Four self-contained family units with 3 bedrooms in each unit
• 20 long-term permanent housing units with four of the units having 2 bedrooms
• A play space to normalize and create a child friendly environment
• Communal green space for residents to garden, relax and spend time with
each other
• Common space for gathering, mingling and building a support network
among residents and staff
• Centralized Administration

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For more information, please contact Campaign Manager Arienne Good at 289-271-1329.