Article by Sudbury Star

The Sudbury Women’s Centre is encouraging clients to reach out to peer support staff for assistance in meeting basic needs. SWC has received contributions from partners and donors, to assist their clients now when they need help most.

“Meeting basic needs is a challenge for many of our clients. We are doing our best to help with meeting those needs during this COVID-19 outbreak, as that is one pathway to good health and disease prevention,” Giulia Carpenter, executive director, said. “We have been able to secure some funding to assist the women in our community with food and hygiene items.

“Through the United Way, Canada Helps and the generosity of SWC supporters, we are able to help ease some of the difficulty faced by our clients during this time. We are so grateful for the community’s support.”

The Sudbury Women’s Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing information, referral and support services to women who have been impacted by violence and/or difficult life circumstances.

The staff and volunteers at the SWC offer a safe space, inclusive and respecting of diversity, to support women in their journey. In the last fiscal year, the SWC served more than 9,000 women; performed 570 intakes; helped 45 women find and secure housing; and helped 3,500 women find clothing for all occasions. The SWC is also proud of the 1,000 women who have been served through the Sisters Offering Support program.

To make a donation to the Sudbury Women’s Centre, go to sudburywc.ca/donate.