“Band Together for Nelson House”
Thursday, March 9th
Doors open at 7:00pm
All Saints – 10 Blackburn Avenue (Sandy Hill)
$20.00 in advance/$25.00 at the door
Music by: “The Verdict” (80’s & 90’s Music)
Snacks and Cash Bar
Purchase tickets on eventbrite
or call Nelson House at 613-225-0533
January 5, 2017
Dear Neighbours and Community Members,
I wish you a very Happy New Year and hope that you have enjoyed the holiday season.
As I am sure you are aware, Nelson House is a shelter for women and children fleeing violence. We have been located in your neighbourhood for 25 years. We are extremely grateful for the support and care that you have shown to us over the years.
Although we love the house that we are in now, it does not meet accessibility and other provincial standards. The federal government announced funding for new shelters in their budget last year. We were asked to submit a business case to access some of this funding that is being allocated by the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) and we have been lucky enough to receive approval to proceed with a custom-built home. There is a demonstrated need for an increase in shelter space for women and children in our city. Between April 1 and September 30, 2016 we had to turn away 400 women seeking shelter space. The Ministry approval includes an increase from 15 to 20 beds for Nelson House.
We evaluated a few options and it was clear that the most cost effective and least disruptive option is for us to build the new shelter on our existing land. Once we have made the move to the new building we will sell the existing heritage home.
We wanted to make you aware of this exciting news and let you know that there will be further communications and the ability to meet with our architects over the next couple of months. You will see surveyors and other consultants on our property in the next few weeks doing preliminary studies. We have hired CSV architects to design the new building. We hope to have the initial renderings available by the end of January. The new shelter will be a 2 storey building and will be designed to complement the feel of the neighbourhood. We will keep our website updated with information as it becomes available http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/ and will communicate with you again on a regular basis.
Thank-you in advance for your continued support of the services we provide.
Executive Director, Nelson House
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED THIS YEAR!!! OUR CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce
that Keri Lewis has been selected as the new Executive Director for
Nelson House effective immediately. Keri brings her knowledge,
passion and many years of experience working in the VAW field
to this position and we wish her well as she begins this new chapter
in her career life. Congratulations Keri!