(Source: Raising A Roof Website)
(Source: Raising A Roof Website)
(Source: Income Security Advocacy Centre )
YWCA St. Thomas Elgin provides transitional housing to women, men, and youth. Support our Annual Keep a Roof Campaign and make a difference in the lives of individuals in your community.
Here’s how you can participate:
Donate TodayBy phone at 519-631-9800 or toll-free at 1-800-461-0954
By mail or in person at 16 Mary St. West, St. Thomas N5P 2S3
By Interac e-Transfer (secure email money transfer) from your Canadian online bank account. Please send e-transfers to our Finance Department at email@example.com For more details on Interac e-Transfers, please click here
Purchase a Brick or Shingle on the “Model of Hope”Be a symbol of hope! The YWCA will be displaying their “Model of Hope” (a mini model home) throughout the community during the coming year. Local businesses, individuals and organizations are encouraged to sponsor a "brick" for $500 an/or “shingle” for $250.
Spread the wordTell others about the realities of homelessness in St. Thomas & Elgin County and let people know there is a way to make a difference!
Become A Corporate SponsorIf you are a business owner we invite you to show your support through our various sponsorship levels. Click here to view our Sponsorship Opportunities Please contact Sarah Lounsbury at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
This is Natalie’s story – a life impacted by the support of our generous donors
Natalie, age 35, was referred to the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin through a family friend. Identifying that she had hit a road block in life, needed to start focusing on making positive choices, Natalie moved into the Women’s Residence.
“I left an abusive relationship and my addictions behind me, as I walked through the doors of the YWCA. I was welcomed by a group of women, who had been through similar situations. The Women’s Residence offered more than just a roof over my head, it offered me the opportunity to heal and feel safe. I focused making positive changes, and put myself first – for the first time in many years.”
Natalie lived at the YWCA for 10 months, during her stay there were ups and downs as expected. Natalie had the support of a Housing Support Worker along the way. When Natalie transitioned from the YWCA, she moved into her own apartment, held a full-time job, had reconnected with her family, and continued to be substance free.
“The YWCA gave me the opportunity to start over, and choose a better life. I am forever grateful that I was given this opportunity.”
*Name changed to protect privacy.
Your donation will go directly into our supportive housing program.
Our housing programs are called “supportive housing” because we provide more than a roof over the heads of women, men and youth. Our residents are linked to a network of services including those that give them the opportunity to develop a variety of life skills. We help them develop life skills, set goals, increase their employability, and become better able to contribute to their community and broader society.
To learn more about our Supportive Housing program and our 6 residences (Horizon House, Unity House, Harmony House, Fairwinds for Youth, YWCA Women’s Residence and Second Story our Men’s Residence), please CLICK HERE