Home Next Door

WINGS extends its services by opening the Home Next Door

The first-of-its-kind in Edmonton, WINGS extended its services in the summer of 2012 to open The Home Next Door – an affordable housing complex which provides a safe and secure home in a healthy, supportive community, to women with children to promote continued healing and independence.

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Women’s Access to Affordable Housing Key to Eliminating Family Violence

WINGS recognized some families were leaving the second-stage shelter early in order to secure accommodations or staying beyond the standard program of six months when no other accommodations could be secured, preventing the WINGS shelter from offering space in our programs to other families in need.

By addressing the shortage of affordable housing, The Home Next Door at WINGS aims to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty for future generations.

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The Home Next Door at WINGS includes:

  • 30,000 square feet of space consisting of 29 fully-furnished apartments.
  • Restriction of public access to the building. Security cameras to monitor traffic in and around the building.
  • Live-in caretaker for enhanced safety.
  • On-site Rocky Forest Daycare. Provides quality, professional child care services so that women can return to work or school.
  • An Outreach Program which continues to support women and their children as they integrate into the community.

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Facts About Family Violence

Less than 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police.

"Self-reported victimizations reported to police, 1999, 2004 and 2009," Criminal victimization in Canada, 2009, Samuel Perreault and Shannon Brennan, Statistics Canada, 2010)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

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