Women and kids shelter gets upgrade grant from Ajax

With a $15,000 grant provided by the Ajax Partnership Fund (APF), Herizon House has been able to upgrade its bedroom furniture, helping create a more comforting and welcoming space for women and children that utilize its services.

Completed in early September, the furniture replacement included new beds, desks, window furnishings, updated lighting, painting, and more personal storage, all of which will help provide optimal functionality and comfort, said a town statement.

It said the primary goal for Herizon House was to modernize the bedrooms to create a safe space and an area that is efficient and has storage for anyone’s needs during their stay.

“Ajax Council and the Town of Ajax are pleased to support Herizon House and its shelter furniture replacement through the Ajax Partnership Fund. This investment has helped ensure that necessary upgrades were made so that women and their children can continue to have a comforting and welcoming space for years to come,” said Mayor Shaun Collier.

Quick Facts

  • The APF is an opportunity for organizations and individuals to partner with the Town on events, initiatives and projects of shared importance making a difference for the residents and wider community of Ajax.
  • The APF has invested $225,120 in the community in year one of the new program.
  • Herizon House is a shelter that provides services to abused women and their children in Durham Region and is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that offers free confidential services 24 hours a day.
  • Herizon House has 30 beds throughout 12 bedrooms for women and their children who are escaping abuse.
  • After 20 years and thousands of people using these bedrooms, Herizon House can continue their valuable work with a comfortable, safe place for women and their children.
  • The phased installation of furniture/painting was completed in early September 2023.

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