When we found out that Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter were in need for food item, we decided to give them food donation from our food bank. This Summer Serving Humanity reached out to Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter and provided them with essential food staple. Our experience was wonderful, we learnt much about the shelter, and the people who work there are great.
We were able to donate 702lbs of food, which helped approximately 60 women and accompanying children.
About Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter:
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted over 5,000 families with critical immediate care services.
The founders were pleased to name the shelter after Ernestine van Marle who gave them support and guidance as they began the shelter, and continued to support the shelter’s efforts in ending violence against women and children until her passing in 2006. Ernestine embodied all the characteristics that our shelter aspires toward: energetic, community minded, supportive and dedicated.
Visit their website for more information: www.ernestines.ca