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Give The Gift of Safety this Holiday Season and Double your Impact for local Women and Children

Like countless others, maybe even a woman living on your street, Emily* has been subjected to worsening abuse and extreme isolation since COVID-19 began. She and her kids need a safe place to turn.

Your donation this holiday season will provide emergency shelter and transportation, healthy meals, and an entire network of support, standing by her side as she builds a brighter future for herself and her children.

Right now, you can have TWICE the impact! 

Donations made now until midnight on December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to $55,500 thanks to a group of generous supporters from Peterborough and Haliburton County.

A future free from abuse doesn’t belong on Emily’s wish list. Safety is a basic human right. Yet 6,000+ Canadian women and children sleep in shelters on any given night because they aren’t safe at home.

Our team will always step up and do what’s needed, no matter how hard it is. And we know that the only way we get through this difficult time is to do it, together. 

YOU have the ability to help Emily safely escape gender-based violence.

Won’t you give today?

*Emily’s name has been changed to protect her safety