Blog Archives: January 2020 | Red Door Family Shelter

Blog Archives: January 2020

Changing the World Together

By Kathryn Hill
Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” At our various public meetings to keep our family shelter open and in the east end community, hundreds of people came to show their support (see picture from 2014). We continue to be buoyed up by your support on the journey towards opening our new family shelter.
a crowd of people at  town hall meeting

Space Planning at the New Shelter

By Kathryn Hill

“A home is security and comfort, a sense of belonging. Everyone deserves a place of refuge.”     Red Door Supporter

Space planning is the process of analyzing how space in structures and rooms will be used. For Red Door Shelter, our space planning process includes not only ensuring that the space built by Harhay Construction is used efficiently, but that homeless families in need of shelter will feel that they living are in a modern, safe sanctuary where their dignity is maintained. Only then can it be called a Community of Hope.

a colourful park bench with a Red Door sign on it

New Year, New Community (of Hope)

Happy New Year! 2020 will be a year to remember. In the coming months we’ll be opening our new, purpose-built family shelter. It is thanks to your help that we have reached this milestone 6 years after we first shared the news that our original family shelter was at risk of closure. To all of you who signed our petition, attended our community meetings, emailed politicians and donated to our Community of Hope campaign, thank you for making a difference.

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little red cardboard houses with the text "Save our Shelter"