Women's Shelter Marking 27th Year With Fundraiser

The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families is celebrating its 27th year in Windsor.

The WCSW is looking to mark the milestone by raising money for a new permanent house for the shelter.

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Kristin Douglas, says to kick start this on the shelter's 27th anniversary — a goal signing up 27 people to donate $20 a month has been set.

Douglas says the current building is inadequate.

"Because it's older, there's a lot of things that happen, like, when it rains it leaks," says Douglas. "Things are falling apart. We just can't afford to put more money into an old building."

Douglas says the shelter currently assists over 500 people a year.

"At the end of the day we need 500 people to help 500 people," says Douglas. "Still have a long way to go to that 500, but we thought today [would be] a good start to that would be 27 people on our 27th anniversary."

Douglas says the building space is crowded and falling apart. She wants the future home to be able to properly house the women and children who find themselves in need.