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A Holiday letter to you!

Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and we continue to be grateful for all those who support our work at Hiatus House. We always talk with pride about the generosity and compassion of the people throughout Windsor-Essex. The support that you provide to the women and children who take part in our programs or seek safety in our shelter makes a difference. Every Donation is important. 

Donations are used to purchase items such as personal care items, clothing, children’s items, and non-perishable food for women and children who are making a fresh start. With the increasing cost of goods and a high demand for services, we find ourselves under pressure to provide for our clients. It is thanks to the support of our community that we are able to meet these needs and can continue to offer our essential services. Last year we received 3830 calls to the crisis line, and we sheltered 555 women and children and again this year we are expecting those numbers to grow.


The greatest gift that we receive are the thank you notes from women and their families who have stayed in the shelter or been part of our programs. The stories provide hope for those currently in the shelter and validate the efforts of our staff. Without your support this would not be possible, you are contributing to a brighter future for all those in our care.


As a charitable organization, we count on the financial support of our community members to continue with our mission to provide safe environments for women and their families to heal and strengthen. Without you we would not be able to manage the needs of our programs and services.


Thank you for your continued generosity and support, it does make a difference in the lives of the women and children that turn to us for safety, compassion, and a future. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and clients we want to wish you and your family a safe and peaceful holiday.



Sylvie Guenther | Executive Director

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