Crossroads is celebrating its 40th year of empowering women. Now, we need your help to be part of creating the next 40 years of creating paths to safety for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

One of our residences, Blossom House, is a small building that protects women whose mental health and addiction issues have allowed abusers to prey on their suffering. The building is at the end of its functional life, and the women need to be housed elsewhere and new premises need to be built.

How You Can Help


Both individuals and organizations are invited to be part of this vital initiative. You can be part of the Next 40 by helping in one of three ways:


Making a Financial Donation

Help us towards our campaign goal of $40,000 by making a contribution here.


Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community, and we’re hoping you can spare 40 hours of your time to help out.

  • Individuals can register here
  • Organizations looking to arrange for their staff to come and help can call (506) 857-8028 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

Donating Goods and Services

Of course, we always need donated items like clothes, and you can find the list here of items we’re currently looking for.

However, for this campaign, we’re hoping that experienced people and organizations can find a way to help us by donating goods, services, or skilled staff be able to create this new place. We have a goal of $40,000 worth of in-kind corporate donations. Those looking to arrange donations can call (506) 857-8028 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

The types of service we will need include:


Skilled Services

Those who can provide skilled assistance in areas needed to locate a suitable new premises and then do the work necessary to renovate and refurbish, by providing services such as:

  • Project coordination
  • Locating suitable new premises
  • Trades skills for building refurbishment and maintenance

Supplies

The new premises will need things such as:

  • Hardware supplies
  • Paint
  • Furniture
  • Bedding

Premises Services

The premise will need services such as:

  • Internet and cell services to ensure the residents stay connected and don’t suffer isolation.
  • Ongoing cleaning and maintenance

Temporary Accommodation

While we’re setting up the new premises, since the current accommodations are at the end of their functional life, we need temporary accommodation for a handful of residents living in the current site.


Individual Item Donations

Thanks for looking to donate to Crossroads. Since our needs often change and our storage space is limited, plus there are hygiene regulations around what we can and can’t take, here’s a list of what we are currently hoping to receive as item donations:

  • Cleaning products
  • Gift cards (grocery, restaurant, pharmacy etc.)
  • New or gently used:
    • Summer clothing
    • Makeup (only new)
    • New or gently used electronic devices
    • Small kitchen appliances
    • Double mattresses
    • Kids shoes
    • Small stereo