Hundreds of women, children and youth receive support, resources, and hope through Optimism Place each month. Because of everyone who is Here for Optimism Place we are able to:

Adapt Our Services

By committing to a monthly gift, you help us to be able to plan ahead! Funding we can count on will allow us to meet the unique needs of those we serve. 

Expand Our Reach

Reliable fundraising and committed partners allow us to ensure we're serving women and children throughout the entire county. 

Increase Our Supports

The world is always changing, and so are women's experiences of violence. By supporting us, you help us to offer more services, groups, counselling, etc...

Our monthly giving program features three affordable gift levels, and many donor benefits. You may donate as an individual, or on behalf of an organization. You may also take on more than one position if you wish, compounding your donor benefits!

HELPER

HEALER

HERO

Helpers support Optimism Place by providing stability around those unexpected costs and unplanned needs that we incur in operating the shelter.

Healers support Optimism Place by covering the costs of services and supplies that women and children require to heal. 

Heroes suppor Optimism Place directly by covering the costs of sheltering one woman or child for an entire month..

shelter repairs, cleaning, and maintenance

creation of new group counselling opportunities

contributes to monthly shelter cost

taxi fair and transportation costs to and from appointments

30 min individual counselling session

daily meals, snacks

birthday celebrations, holiday observances, etc... 

Helper Rewards

  1. Personalized thank-you card

  2. Social media recognition

  3. Listed on our website as a OP Helper

  4. Invitation to our annual donor thank-you lunch

childcare while moms are in counselling appointments

toiletries, clothing, and personal needs

Healer Rewards

  1. Personalized thank-you card

  2. Social media recognition

  3. Listed on our website as a OP Healer

  4. Invitation to our annual donor thank-you lunch

  5. Feature in our newsletter

  6. Featured post on social media

Hero Rewards

  1. Personalized thank-you card

  2. Social media recognition

  3. Listed on our website as a OP Hero

  4. Invitation to our annual donor thank-you lunch

  5. Feature in our newsletter

  6. Featured post on social media

  7. One ticket to our annual gala

  8. Individual photo opportunity

  9. Permanent on-site recognition through Hero legacy instalment

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JULIE DINGMAN

OP HERO

"Everyday, I encounter amazing, creative, ambitious, caring & trailblazing women in Perth County. And there are also many other strong, resilient, intelligent & optimistic women that may not be as visible but we need to highlight what they represent in our community. These are the women living at Optimism Place. 

 

Their willingness to commit to having a better life for themselves & their children is the kind of courage & strength that we need to celebrate. They are the women whose power within had been diminished by a partner, but only to find it return once they’re in the safe & supportive surroundings of Optimism Place. 

 

It only takes one harmful relationship to put a woman on a path that they never thought they would be on. And it takes the steady hand of those working at Optimism Place for women to reach for it when they need it most. I support Optimism Place & I support every woman who walks through their doors."

MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

Keith & Sharon Schnarr 

Julie Dingman

Leslie Hudson

Anonymous

Judy Holm

Diane Lyoness

Mary Beth Jantzi

Mi-sook Kim

HEROS

HEALERS

HELPERS

 
 

270 Freeland Drive

Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

24hour Crisis Line:

1-800-265-8598

519-271-5550

Charitable Registration Number

130639396RR0001

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