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Our province has the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault in Canada– 90 per cent of those victims are women and girls. Indigenous women and girls are 6X more likely to experience violence. Here at YWCA Regina, over 80 per cent of the women coming to us for support are doing so because they are fleeing violence.
And every single day, those women and families in need of support right now cannot get it.
In 2021, nearly 2,000 women and children were turned away from our shelters due to lack of space – and the problem is intensifying: This year, 167 women were turned away from My Aunt’s Place, our emergency homeless shelter, in a single month.
Simply put, Regina’s most vulnerable populations are at a crisis point.
But we can change this.
Since 1910, we have been on the forefront of serving the women and families of Regina and area, supporting and empowering women and families. And now, after years of research, planning, and consultation, we are ready for the opportunity to do our work in a better way: A way that promotes healing, education, community support and crisis prevention
This facility will offer wrap-around services in a warm and welcoming place where every support a family needs to thrive can be found in one place. By working with our partner organizations in a consolidated community ‘hub of support’ we can do our work in a better way – a way that keeps families together, mitigates crisis, and ensures we are, as an entire community, working together and responding to the needs of vulnerable families with lasting and sustainable solutions.
When we work with a woman in advance of crisis by providing these wrap-around supports in one place, not only does she benefit, our whole community does. Meeting the needs of a woman in crisis is a cost to our community of over $100,000/year. Providing support and shelter to that woman reduces that cost to $50,000/year. But, when we work with that woman in advance and navigate appropriate housing and support for her, the community cost is reduced to $14,000 — A cost avoidance of $86,000 per woman per year.
When you support the Centre for Women and Families, you foster healing, hope, independence, and the creation of a bright and sustainable future for your entire community.
Join us, and together, let’s be here for her – whoever she may be.
|YWCA Community Campaign||$14.2|
|YWCA Extended Community Campaign||$9.0|
|City of Regina Gift of Property||$2.0|
|Province of Saskatchewan||$2.3|
|Government of Canada||$35.5|
|Use of Funds||Millions|
|Construction, Materials, and Labour Includes $18M due to inflation||$53.0|
|Furnishings and Equipment||$2.0|
|Architect and Contractor||$4.0|
|Fund Development Costs||$2.0|