Charities

All pledge money raised will go towards either London Abused Women’s Centre, London Health Sciences Foundation Women’s Clinic , My Sisters’ Place and/or Women’s Community House.

Read below for more information about each charity and start collecting pledges! 

 


 

The London Abused Women’s Centre offers abused women hope and help for their hurt through the provision of advocacy, counselling and support services in a safe, non-crisis, non-residential setting.

This site is intended to provide you with information about the Centre’s services as well as educational information about woman abuse. Included, you will find a number of articles, handouts and reports written by the Centre.

You can contact us by phone for an appointment for free counselling, advice and emotional support with a commitment to protecting your privacy. An interpreter will be made available through Across Languages if you prefer to speak in your own language.

In the counselling session, we offer safety planning and useful information about the abuse you are experiencing. Child care is provided during your appointment.

Contact us from 9 to 5 Monday to Friday at 519-432-2204 to make your appointment.
If you need emergency help, call 911.
For crisis counselling, call the Abused Women’s Helpline at 519-642-3000.

Mission Statement

Provide long term feminist counselling, advocacy and support to abused women.

Vision

Be respected as a leading feminist agency in eradicating woman abuse at community and global levels.

Beliefs

The London Abused Women’s Centre believes:

  • All women are potential victims of violence and abuse for no other reason than their gender.
  • The most dangerous place for women continues to be their homes.
  • The majority of men are not abusive; however, the majority of abusers are men.
  • Relationships are not abusive, abusers are abusive.
  • When women are abused, their child(ren) will feel the pain.
  • A radical feminist approach to addressing patriarchy is essential in achieving women’s equality.
  • Abused women need immediate access to well-resourced services and safety plans and those services must include advocacy, education and collaboration.
  • Ending violence and abuse against women requires advocating for personal, social and political change.
  • In providing a safe workplace to its employees, all employees will be provided with opportunities for professional development, access to an employee assistance programme, ongoing recognition and response to vicarious trauma and benefits to promote self-care.
  • Financial stability and accountability to its stakeholders, clients and the community.

Definitions

Advocacy: Actions taken to support or to be active in effecting change to a position, policy, cause or proposal.

Feminism: To support women’s rights and interests based on a belief in social, political, legal, and economic equality of the sexes.

To Contact the London Abused Women’s Centre:
E-Mail: info@lawc.on.ca
Phone: 519-432-2204 (TDD)
Fax: 519-679-3918
Mail:  London Abused Women’s Centre – 797 York Street - London, Ontario - N5W 6A8

 


 

London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) clinicians, researchers and educators are caring, innovative and dedicated – pioneering new treatments, leading ground-breaking research and sharing their expertise worldwide.

They are why our Hospital has a reputation locally, nationally and internationally as a leading health care centre. They inspire amazing support from our community – and this donor support is one of the reasons why our Hospital remains on the leading edge of health care. With your help we can keep it that way.

London Health Sciences Centre has a proud legacy, providing compassionate and high-quality care to patients and their families while also pioneering medical innovations for more than 140 years. With nearly 15,000 physicians, staff, students, scientists and volunteers, the extraordinary people at LHSC provide exceptional experiences for more than one million patient visits each year.

London Health Sciences Centre is also a Canadian leader in Women’s Care, providing many visionary programs including obstetrical care, inpatient and outpatient gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and medical genetics. Our Hospital offers great expertise as well as a state-of-the-art health care facility in the North Tower at Victoria Hospital.

With your support through Women Run London and London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF), our Women’s Care experts will further develop their leading-edge programs, introducing innovative approaches and models of care – enhancements that will enable clinical efficiencies and improve patient care for women and families across London and Southwestern Ontario.

On behalf of everyone at LHSF and all the patients and families served at our Hospital, thank you for your support and the difference you make in our community. With your help, our Hospital can deliver extraordinary care now and into the future.

Learn more at www.lhsf.ca and then get inspired by brilliant minds, visionary donors and dedicated volunteers at www.lhsf.ca/whatsyourwhy.

 


 

Your sister, your mother, your aunt, your grandmother, your friend. My Sisters’ Place is a diverse group of women supporting each other through experiences with homelessness, mental health issues and addictions.

  • Every self-identifying woman is welcome through our doors. We are a safe space.
  • We offer a safe space to be off the streets for women experiencing homelessness with the necessities of home – showers, laundry, phone, internet and healthy food.
  • We encourage women to find and keep safe, affordable housing and to stay stably housed using supports at My Sisters’ Place or in the community.
  • We address mental health issues through engagement, programs and activities and connecting women with mental health services in the community and throughout CMHA Middlesex.
  • Our on-site Nurse Practitioner and harm reduction program help to improve the health of women who visit and to reduce unnecessary deaths and vulnerability due to health risks, violence and trauma on the streets.
  • Staff provide women with the information and tools they need to safely navigate the streets and protect themselves without judgment.
  • We work to reduce costly interventions for women who are homeless such as hospitals, jails and police services through transitional support and outreach from over 30 community partners on-site.
  • We all strive to bring women’s homelessness in to everyday conversations and to share the stories of the resilient and inspiring women at My Sisters’ Place.

 


 

Imagine losing your culture, losing your love, losing yourself.

Abuse hurts more than one person. WCH has been providing support to women in distress since 1978. Through a variety of confidential programs and emergency facilities, we’ve assisted more than 24,000 women and children with privacy, shelter and counseling in a time of physical and emotional crisis. Abuse hurts individuals and destroys families. Our mission is to help women and their children recover their lives in a non-judgmental environment with a vision of ending women abuse and its impact on families and communities, collaborating with other community efforts to assist men with their ow