As we are sure you can imagine, even though our women and children are safe from abuse while residing with us, it is not easy leaving your home and living in a Shelter and particularly over the Holiday season. If you are so inclined to help out with donations over this Holiday Season by shopping for our residents and helping to make their Christmas special, please click the link below and once you have your shopping done, send an email to our donations coordinator at [email protected] to discuss how you can drop it off (preferably before December 21st)
CLICK HERE for our wish list and check back regularly as it will be updated as the weeks go on.
Please Note: Although we are grateful for donations and your generosity, we are not able to accept gently used donations of any kind. All donations must be brand NEW and unwrapped with tags on from store and/or unopened boxes. For gently used donations please consider donating to Mission Thrift Store located at 1300 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa. We have a partnership with this store that allows our clients to access clothing and small household items from their location FREE of charge. They can be reached at 905-720-2430 to inquire about their donation drop off schedule.
**IMPORTANT: ALL DONATION DROP OFFS MUST BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] OR CALL 905-728-7311 TO CONNECT WITH OUR DONATIONS COORDINATOR TO SET UP A DATE AND TIME TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS (PREFERABLY BEFORE DECEMBER 19TH) - THANK YOU!
WHY SUPPORT THE DENISE HOUSE?
You may be surprised to hear that in any given year we help 32% more women and children than we are funded for by the Government
In the last year:
120 Women and Children resided with us
1090 Crisis Calls were answered and provided Support and Information
We provided approximately 40,000 Meals and Snacks
We provided over 4,000 Safe Sleep Nights
400+ Women and Children received Support through our Community Outreach Support Programs
Approximately 800 Volunteer Hours were provided
A Note From Our Executive Director:
Prior to the COVID 19 pandemic and provincial shut down, The Denise House would see and provide support to women,
with or without children, over our funded capacity. That was the need for services. As the provincial shut down occurred
and stay at home orders came into place, women experiencing violence and abuse became more trapped in their
situations than ever, feeling all the more helpless and without supports, stronger fears of reaching out for help. Our
service statistics from the past year are a demonstration of this fear and uncertainty of reaching out for help. The Denise House continues
to encourage women to seek the support and assistance they need and we have seen an increase of women reaching out
as the province and services have gone through re-opening stages over the last year.
As an essential service, we will
continue to change and assess how best we can provide much needed services for women and their children in the most
healthy and safe way possible.
YOU can help bridge the gap - Please Click this Donate button