CWI London will be holding an online auction on June 15 2020 to raise money for local women’s shelters, and we are reaching out to our communities to donate items for the auction if they are able! We are looking for artwork, crafts, gift cards/vouchers to local businesses, merchandise etc. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to accept any used items, food or alcohol donations. If you are interested in donating, please fill out this google form by June 10th.
If you wish or prefer to make a monetary contribution to support women’s shelters in London, please click below:
Get in touch!
If you have any questions about the event or donating please email our CWI London lead Kathryn Minkhorst at email@example.com or call 905-806-1514.
Thank you for supporting women’s shelters and other anti-violence organizations in London Ontario! Please return to our website or visit our instagram page after the auction date for more information on the online auction and how you can bid on our lovely donations!
The following shelters will be receiving donations through this auction:
Anova is based on the premise of believing in an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. Anova is working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality.
They are the product of a merger between London’s Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, to provide improved services to our community.
Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.
All of the services previously available through Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London are still available with improvements, including improved accessibility, streamlined service, more service options at our four sites, improved services for children, enhanced sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour crisis and support line. For more information go to http://www.anovafuture.org/.
My Sister’s Place
My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a safe, welcoming and inclusive centre that supports women through drop-in and wrap-around services. Many experience multiple vulnerabilities including gender based violence, trauma, chronic mental and physical health challenges, homelessness or housing instability, substance use, and extreme poverty.
Developed with input from women of lived experience, My Sisters’ Place offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary support system with the capacity to deliver practical needs, specialized services and education/skills development under one roof. At the core of My Sisters’ Place is a commitment to promoting a welcoming and non-judgmental culture, a reprieve from the stigma women so often feel in other community settings.
Within our mother agency CMHA Middlesex, we connect women with mental health services, Case Management, Clinical Services, and Community Programs. We also work closely with community partners to connect women with other supports in the community. For more information go to http://www.mysistersplace.ca/.
SafeSpace is a grassroots, volunteer-run and community-funded support centre for sex workers and their accomplices (allies), and women and gender non-conforming individuals who are in crisis.
Their model is one of empowerment, with the goal of meeting individuals where they are at and helping those who provide sexual services to operate with safety and dignity. SafeSpace aims to make real a community that strives to raise the basic living conditions of its most vulnerable and exploited members.
Services offered include harm reduction and first aid supplies, HIV and STI/STD educational resources and testing days, cosmetics, clothing, hygiene products, food, coffee, tea, peer support, and information about current accessible services and resources in London, Ontario.
They recognize an individual’s right to choose or refuse sex work even within the context of limited options, and work to educate the public about sex work in London. SafeSpace supports and promotes the decriminalization of sex work. For more information go to https://www.safespacelondon.ca/
Women’s Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy and Area
An emergency shelter for women with or without children who have decided to leave an abusive relationship or need respite. Provides a safe and supportive place to stay for women experiencing physical, emotional, sexual, financial abuse, and/or stalking. WRRC also has a 24/7 crisis line you can call if you are in need of help, or just need to talk through your options. A WRRC team member is available to talk with you about your immediate needs.
Other services and supports include:
- safety planning
- Emotional and mental health support
- support and advocacy accessing housing
- legal and income supports
- woman abuse education
- safe school protocol for children
For more information go to https://wrrcsa.org