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Sponsor A Family

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Sponsor-A-Family Program over the holiday season. The shelter community celebrated a lovely holiday season thanks to the support of donors, volunteers, and friends!

Sponsor A Family Program

The Sponsor a Family Program supports women and their children throughout their journey of recovery. During the first days at the shelter, throughout their stay, up until they move into their new homes families can benefit from community support. As they strive to establish lives free from violence, women can face many barriers including poverty, lack of affordable housing, and limited child care.

Through the Sponsor a Family Program, a donor is paired with a family to support during their various transitions. Donors may be asked to provide a Welcome Basket of items for a family entering the shelter, birthday or holiday gifts for the children, and an Exit Basket of items needed in a new home when leaving the shelter. Wish list of the specific items needed including information about the family structure (ages, gender, and clothing size), gift ideas and required household items.

If you are a corporate group, a community club, or an extended family looking to support the shelter on an ongoing basis, this might be the perfect program for you!

To learn more about sponsoring a family throughout the year, please contact Lauren at lauren@nyws.ca or 416-638-7335 x 241.

North York Women's Shelter

Crisis Hotline: 416.635.9630
Shelter Number : 416.635.9427
General Inquiries: 416.638.7335

20 De Boers Drive, Suite 333
North York, ON
M3J 0H1

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