But there is still so much work to be done. The number of homeless women in Toronto has doubled and there has been a frightening increase in the number of seniors living in poverty. The women who turn to Sistering are a diverse group, from 16 to 80-plus years old: women with substance use or mental health issues; women who are experiencing or have experienced trauma and violence; immigrants and refugees.
Your generosity will ensure we can continue to respond to participants’ needs wherever they may be in the moment. It will help us offer them a safe and respectful space, meet their basic human needs, support them in learning how to reduce harm and increase safety, and recognize that their lives have meaning and value.