Coldest Night of the Year 2018 – Fundraising Walk for Chrysalis HouseDate/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, February 24
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kanata Recreation Complex
Home should, by nature, be a safe haven from the world. When violence and abuse occur within intimate relationships, home can be the most unsafe place, leading women to flee their homes and become homeless. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, on a given night, 3491 women and their 2724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home, making violence against women the leading cause of homelessness of women and children in Canada.
Chrysalis House is a 25 bed shelter in Western Ottawa. It is a place where a woman can go to protect herself and her dependants from violence and abuse. At the shelter, women can focus on her and her dependant’s needs and build a safer life away from violence and abuse. Besides basic shelter and needs, Chrysalis House provides one-on-one support and support groups for women, children, referrals, and recreational and therapeutic activities.
Our Coldest Night of the Year 2018 Fundraiser WALK will raise money to help Chrysalis House serve about 150 women and children this year. We invite you to register yourself or put together a team of your friends, family and colleagues to raise funds and awareness for this cause. Come have fun, raise money and support the women and children of our community!
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