The West Island Women’s Shelter raised $190,000 at their annual gala themed “The Gatsby Style” at the newly updated Château Vaudreuil’s Pavillon emceed by Global Montreal’s Jamie Orchard. The Honorary Chair of the evening was RBC Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Management Tony Loffreda.
The evening was filled with glamour, lights and entertainment as well as touching testimonial from a client of the shelter.
Guests lined up to donate a teddy bear to children in the community who find themselves victims of th
e effects of conjugal violence.
The Shelter is the largest on the island of Montreal and serves victims of conjugal violence from all parts of the greater Montreal area.
The WIWS offers multidisciplinary teams providing various services to women and children victims of conjugal violence. In addition to providing temporary shelter, they have developed over the years various support services, such as a 24/7 crisis line that yielded more than 6,000 calls this year alone, ongoing support, accompaniment and follow-up services, which have also benefited many women and children who are not sheltered. They also offer information and awareness regarding domestic violence within the community.