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We are often asked what types of items would be helpful for women and children accessing the shelter. We have put together the following list of suggested items and will accept these in new condition.
- Grocery store
- Tim Horton's
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Bus tickets
Women's clothing (all sizes - S, M, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X)
- Underwear and bras
- Shirts and pants
- Non-skid slippers
Personal Care Items
- Sanitary Pads/Tampons
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Hair Brushes, Hairspray, Hairdryers, Hair straighteners
Journals/Day Planners/Adult Colouring Books
Wallets and purses
Toys (infant to 12 years old)
- Little Tikes
Teen Gifts (13 years and older)
- Gift cards (iTunes, Best Buy, Cinema, Starbucks
Infant Care Items
- Diapers sizes 4-6
- Baby wipes
- Baby Bottles, Sippy cups, Teethers
Children’s Pajamas (all sizes - newborn, infant, toddler, S, M, L)
- Markers, pencils, pencil crayons
Other Needed Items
- Kitchen items (Dish sets, cutlery)
- Bathroom/cleaning supplies
- Non-perishable food items
Every donation to Hiatus House counts. Whether you are giving through a large event or you are a compassionate community member, your support helps women and children who need safety from domestic violence.
We at Hiatus House are humbled and grateful to those who give so generously to support our effort to eliminate domestic violence.
Help Hiatus House in the following ways to fulfill its mission and help women and children in times of need.
- One-time gift
- Multi-year pledge
- Monthly donation
- Donate Items
- Host a Fundraiser
We value our corporate partners and will work with you to direct your gift towards an area of need that aligns with your values or mandate. Please contact us for more information.
Hiatus House relies on the support of volunteers for fundraising events, awareness activities and general shelter support such as wrapping gifts and organizing donations.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do volunteers work directly with women or children staying at Hiatus House?
A. No. Volunteers are needed in many other supporting roles.
Q. Are hours guaranteed?
A. No. Most of the volunteer opportunities are in support of events that are staggered throughout the year, with a concentration from September through December.
Q. How will I be notified of a volunteer opportunity?
A. Our volunteer coordinator will e-mail you opportunities as they arise.
Q. What is the process for becoming a volunteer?
A. Once you complete the volunteer application form, our volunteer coordinator will contact you with further information and the date of our next information session. You will need to attend an information session and sign a confidentiality form before you will be offered a volunteer opportunity.
Getting Help starts with the first step. The following numbers are a resource to services and support programs that can help or direct you to find the resources you need.
Hiatus House 24/7 HelplinePhone: 519-252-7781
Toll Free: 1-800-265-5142
Hiatus House Business LinePhone: 519-252-1143
Kids Help PhoneToll Free: 1-800-668-6868
Teen Health CentrePhone: 519-253-8481
Legal Aid OntarioToll Free: 1-800-668-8258
Community Legal AidPhone: 519-253-7150
Legal Assistance of WindsorPhone: 519-256-7831
Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal ClinicPhone: 519-253-3526
Bell Relay: 1-800-855-0511