Every night there are over 1,000 mothers with young children seeking emergency shelter in Toronto. Many are fleeing domestic violence.
My husband threatened me – “if you call the police, I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill the kids."
It is a mother’s strongest instinct to protect her children from harm even if that means risking everything. Many brave mothers arrive at the Red Door fleeing desparate situations that no one should have to face, but they come with the determination to make a brighter future for their children.
You can help.
Your support changes lives. Your donations fund the vital programs that go beyond food and shelter to keep brave moms and their kids safe, help them heal, and provide the support they need to build a brighter future.
- Safety and Sanctuary: providing moms with immediate sanctuary and a plan that will safeguard against future contact with their abuser.
- Counselling and legal support: providing emotional support, counselling and guidance through the legal or immigration process.
- Housing and Outreach: support to secure safe and affordable housing when the time is right.
The need is urgent. Every year over 200 homeless moms stay at the Red Door with their children.
We need your help to be there for mothers in crisis so that they can have the brighter future that they deserve.