Years ago our LWML society often sponsored WIN House, as the need for women's shelters came to light. This article explains some history. There is a more complete book summary on the LWML bulletin board.
WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's Shelter
Edmonton, AB-Housing for Women Book Society proudly announces the publication of their book that chronicles the history and the stories of the determined people who formed the first women's shelter in Edmonton, Alberta. WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's shelter is written by Marsha Mildon.
In the late 1960s, women arriving in Edmonton without friends, money or homes, had no good choices. The women--and a few men--who realized this, came together to find a way to help. The book records the 50-year history, and more importantly, the stories of how the founders got started, how they worked for years despite setbacks, how they fought to keep going and how they won to serve those women in need.
"WINning reflects the ups and downs of fifty years of sheltering," says shelter founder and long-time Board President Ardis Beaudry. Read the stories--heartbreaking and heartwarming- of the founders, funders, volunteers, staff, and the women who stayed in the shelters.
Society has changed a lot in 50 years, yet there are still women in need of shelter, and dedicated people working to provide it. These are their stories.
To order a copy of this book, contact Lorna Olson @ 780-435-1832.