COVID-19

Stabilization Support

Help support those impacted by violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

We need your help

We are looking ahead to the long-term changes, challenges, and additional costs associated with providing our services safely to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. We are looking to you, our amazing community, to help keep Candace House safe, clean, and comfortable for those impacted by violence.

More than ever, victims, survivors, families, and loved ones need a sense of security and comfort as they navigate the justice system and court proceedings.

We know that as court proceedings resume following postponements due to COVID-19 and a record-breaking number of homicides in 2019, the coming year is going to be exceptionally busy.

Nourishment

 With sit-in restaurants closed and in-house food preparation restricted, families will have additional difficulties accessing food throughout the day.

Cleaning

Thorough and consistent cleaning is essential to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 between families attending Candace House.

Hygiene

Travelling to and from court, Candace House, and home, families and staff need the extra protective supplies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Entertainment

With children out of school and the lack of child care, families will need to bring their children with them and find ways to entertain them.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are many ways that you can support those impacted by violence as they navigate the justice system and court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only can you continue providing general support to families with a gift or in-kind donation, you can also provide stabilization support as we adjust to the additional practical, sanitary, and safety demands put on our services due to COVID-19.

 

General Gift Support

Your general support means that we can continue providing our critical services to families impacted by violent crime.

 

Your gift means we can keep our doors open, accompany families to court, provide emotional support, and ensure families have access to the resources and referrals they need both in and outside of Candace House.

Cleaning Supplies

For everyone's safety, consider donating cleaning supplies so we can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 between families.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Lysol Wipes

  • Bathroom Cleaner

  • Floor Cleaner

  • Bleach

  • All Purpose Cleaner

  • Rubber Gloves

  • Paper Towels

For a list of approved cleaners, please visit Health Canada's Website here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html

Sanitary Supplies

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Plates

  • Paper/Plastic Cups

  • Plastic Cutlery

COVID-19 Gift

COVID-19 has put additional strain on Candace House in providing services safely to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

 

While we had regular cleaning in place before, we now need to clean more thoroughly and consistently, especially between families.

Your gift will mean we can purchase the necessary supplies to clean our space in line with the recommendations from Manitoba Government and Public Health Officials.

Protective Equipment

Staff, victims, survivors, families, and loved ones will be traveling to and from Candace House, Court, and their homes.

Ensuring that those we work with, our partners, the community, as well as our staff have proper personal protective equipment will ensure that we reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Disposable Masks

  • Fabric Masks

  • Latex Gloves

  • Vinyl Gloves

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Hand Soap

For a list of approved sanitizers, please visit Health Canada's Website here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/hand-sanitizer.html

Restaurant Gift Cards

Due to safety precautions, we have had to make changes to how we offer snacks, meals, and beverages. Help us ensure those we support are well-fed with a gift card to a local restaurant.

eGift Cards

All e-gift cards can be sent to info@candacehouse.ca

Physical Gift Cards

  • Sana SoupHouse

  • Oscar's Deli

  • Rudy's Eat and Drink

  • The Merchant Kitchen

  • Peasant Cookery

  • Feast

  • Or others

New Children's Toys

With children and youth out of school and the lack of child care options, families may need to bring their children with them to Candace House. However, due to Public Health restrictions, we cannot have general toys available for kids to play with.

To ensure children are entertained during long days of trial proceedings and justice-related appointments, we want to provide children with brand new toys and activities they can use while at Candace House and take home at the end of their stay.

Toys and Activities

  • Colouring and activity books

  • Pencils, pencil crayons, markers, crayons

  • Puzzles

  • Arts and crafts

  • Toy cars

  • Or others

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If you would like to donate any of the above items or have other ideas, please send us an email using the form below.

 

Our Agency

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info@candacehouse.ca
(204) 515-4125
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1B - 183 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, MB
R3C 1S6
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