Fleeing Family Violence

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Red Door Family Shelter

Meal kits for a woman starting over

Bad days leave you feeling exhausted before dinner time.  Bad weeks make your muscles physically hurt and your food hard to digest.  Bad months and years leave even the most optimistic people believing the universe is conspiring against them.

One woman, seeking the support of Red Door Family Shelter, has every reason to be angry at the world.  As a survivor of family abuse and violence, her experiences go far beyond what most of us would label a bad day.  And yet, she’s not ready to let resentment take over.  She’s working to take back her life and build a future filled with the good days she deserves.  Since fleeing her family violence situation, she’s completed a retail training certification and she’s actively looking for a job.

How you can help

Money is tight and although the weekly food bank at the shelter is a big help, she could really use some extra food support.  Enter Troop.  With the help of Sorry I’ve Got Plants we’re pooling funds to send her vegan meal kits for two weeks.  Let’s show her what a good day looks like with some good food.

$120.00 of $120.00 target

1 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
October 15, 2020

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More Details: Red Door Family Shelter

Since 1982, the Red Door Family Shelter has provided emergency shelter and support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, families experiencing a housing crisis, and refugee claimants with nowhere else to turn. In the early 80’s there was only one other shelter operating in Toronto. Responding to the growing need for shelter space for homeless families, the Red Door was opened in the basement of the WoodGreen United Church by a group of volunteers. They have now grown to be one of the largest family shelters in the city, providing shelter and support to over 350 families every year.
Location: 
21 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON M4M 2R6

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