Total Shelter Residents: 555
Number of Women: 333
Number of Children: 222
Women & Children Referred Elsewhere: 122
Helpline Calls: 3,799
Tenants at Second Stage Housing (SSH): 89
Transitional Outreach Program (TOP): 570 women/13 men
Volunteer Program: over 5,000 impactful hours
All of our staff members and volunteers receive specialized training in violence awareness and related issues. As well, staff members participate in ongoing professional development to ensure they are up-to-date on developments in such fields as legislation that affects abused women, diversity and developing safety plans. Staff participate in research projects around the incidence and impact of abuse, on types of abuse, system navigation, and other issues that focus on the well-being of families. WCH staff provide public education about the incidence and impact of abuse, the services WCH has to offer and safety planning to schools, service clubs and other organizations or groups.
From time to time, Board positions open up at Women’s Community House. If you are interested in being a part of the Board, or know someone who may be an asset to our organization, we would like to hear from you. For Board inquiries please contact Kate Wiggins, Executive Director or Marie Nother, Executive Assistant.
Our current Board of Directors as of November 2010 is as follows:
Rhonda Hallberg (President)
Consultant, Hallberg Consulting
Tammie Ross (Vice President)
Life Coach & Workshop Facilitator
Trevor Noye (Treasurer)
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Trojan Technologies
Amy Gibbons (Secretary)
Manager, Highstreet Asset Management Ltd.
PhD Candidate – Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, U.W.O. & The London Cancer Centre
Staff Sergeant, London Police Services
Lawyer, Beasley Law Office
Supervisor, Child & Family Services, Children’s Aid Society of London Middlesex
President (Owner), Braveheart Signs Inc.
Legal Counsel, Children’s Aid Society of London Middlesex
HR Consultant (Owner), Elliot Consulting Group
Residential Counsellor, Women’s Community House
Social Worker, Regional Mental Health Care London
Women’s Community House Officer
In 2000, the Southwestern Ontario Shelter Association published a document called “Knowing What We Do Best: Evaluating Shelter Services From the Perspective of Abused Women”. As a participating organization in this groundbreaking research, Women’s Community House has continued to be active in many research initiatives.