Posted by Julius Buski on Feb 27, 2019
Great presentation at our meeting this week by Jan Reimer, Executive Director of ACWS (Alberta Council of Women's Shelters). Among other things we learned that:
-10,390 women, children and seniors were sheltered in 2017-18;
- 16,722 women, children and seniors were turned away in 2017-18 due to lack of capacity;
- there were 58,117 crisis calls to shelters in the same period and;
- 8,879 junior and senior high school students were reached through the ACWS Leading Change Call to Action program.
Many thanks for speaking to us, Jan, and for this very important work you do!
Shown in the photo thanking Jan is Nick Algar, one of our club directors.