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Nelson House in crisis

Wed May 30, 2012 Miss Vicky 

There is a community meeting tomorrow evening to discuss the closure of Nelson House, a local shelter for women and children. Women escaping violence in Ottawa cannot afford to lose one of the few safe places they have. We need to work to ensure the closure is brief and temporary.

Here's the notice Miss Vicky received:

Community Meeting
Thursday, May 31st at 7pm
Hintonburg Community Centre
1064 Wellington, Ottawa

On Friday, May 25th, the Board of Directors of Nelson House, a shelter for women and children, announced that the shelter would close, effective immediately.

Nelson House provides temporary safe housing and support services for women and children fleeing violence and is a key resource in our community providing supports to women survivors of violence.

Come join the staff of Nelson House and community supporters as we work together to reopen Nelson House now!

Our community cannot afford to lose another shelter!

Together we can reopen Nelson House, increase the number of true women’s advocates to the membership and Board of Directors of Nelson House.

For more information, contact:
Keri Lewis – keri.lewis08@gmail.com Zahra Alam – z.alam@rogers.com
Barb Sohn – bsohn@primus.ca Tony Cristiano – tcristiano@cupe.ca

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