Scott presents shelter kits to local groups

By Lindsay Advocate

Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott presented shelter supplies to two local organizations, Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services and Women’s Resources. Each organization was presented with approximately 50 shelter kits, which were donated by GlobalMedic, a humanitarian aid organization. The kits include essential personal hygiene products for women.

“I am pleased to present these hygiene kits to Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services and Women’s Resources, on behalf of GlobalMedic. Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services and Women’s Resources are fantastic local organizations that do extremely important work to support vulnerable women in our community. I hope that these supplies will help these organizations continue to support local women in need,” MPP Scott says.

“The feminine hygiene kits will be offered to women who have been victimized by crime or suffered through a traumatic event,” says Laura Proctor, the executive director of Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services.

“These feminine hygiene kits are a welcome addition to our Emergency Shelter supplies at Women’s Resources, and will go directly to women in need,” says Penny Chatson.

Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services works alongside Police and Emergency Services to provide support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances. Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services has volunteers available 24/7 at 1-800-574-4401 to provide crisis assistance to victims.

Women’s Resources operates a variety of services for women in need, including an emergency shelter, housing for abused women, and outreach counselling. Women’s Resources operates a 24-hour crisis support line at 1-800-565-5350.

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