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Why the YW

Support Women and Families in Need in Our Community

When you give a gift to the YW, you’ll help to improve the lives of thousands of women and families in our community.

  • You’ll help to improve the life of a family experiencing homelessness. They’ll find temporary shelter, warm food, and crisis support at our emergency shelter.
  • You’ll help to improve the lives of a former shelter client. They’ll find a permanent home and the support they need to keep their housing in our supportive housing program at Lincoln Road.
  • You’ll help to improve the life of a large family with a low income, living in our affordable housing complex for large families.
  • You’ll help to improve the life of a woman with barriers to employment. She’ll learn the skills necessary to develop and run her own small business.
  • You’ll help to improve the life of a 12-year-old girl. She’s growing in self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-esteem because of what she’s learning in our girls’ programs.
  • You’ll help to improve the lives of parents and children. Parents go to work or class every day with peace of mind because they know that their children are receiving the best possible care in our licensed childcare centres, before- and after-school programs, care for newcomer children programs, and summer day camps.

Your gift to the YW, and the gifts of others like you, will help to make our community a better place, one child, one young woman, one woman, one family at a time.