Your gift will make a big impact for the families who depend on Ernestine’s services….
Every dollar counts when a woman flees violence and abuse, and most leave with only the clothes on their backs. At Ernestine’s women and children find a safe haven where they can begin, step by step, to rebuild their lives.
Many of Ernestine’s supporters are surprised to learn that, while the shelter receives funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the United Way, the shelter must still raise nearly $500,000 every year to continue to deliver essential services and programs to our clients, particularly those that support youth and children.
Your financial contributions go directly to providing essential, life-saving programs and services for the women and children who reside at Ernestine’s, as well as the more than 100 families in our community outreach program, like families who have moved out but continue to access counselling supports and our on-site food bank, to stretch their insufficient grocery budgets, as well as women who live in the community and are trying to leave their abusers safely, and more.
We are greatly dependent on the generosity of our community supporters, because without you, we are otherwise unable to provide our families with much-needed programs and services, including donated items that help them rebuild their lives.
Sponsor a Room
Become a yearly sponsor of one of the 15 rooms at the shelter. For $5,000 to $10,000 a year (by room size), you will support every family that stays in the space (average two per year) with welcome packages, seasonal clothing, school starter kits, camp kits, birthdays, graduations, and more. If you would like to learn more please contact Kathleen O’Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org.