Today, with great pleasure Royal LePage/Johnston & Daniel Division (J&D) announced a newly formed partnership with the YWCA Arise shelter in downtown Toronto. Named Arise for the spirit of perseverance that women who leave abuse bring to their struggle, this 27 bed shelter is making a real difference in the lives of women and children fleeing violence. With staff support available 24/7, this shelter provides on-site employment counselling, parenting support, addictions counselling trauma and mental health support to women and children using the Arise Shelter.
J&D’s support of the Arise Shelter will be funnelled through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting shelters and ending violence against women and children. Every year the Shelter Foundation raises over $1 million to provide a safe haven and new beginnings to more than 30,000 women and children each year. And because Brookfield Real Estate Services Fund (owner of J &D) underwrites all the administration costs, 100% of every agent, broker and support staff contribution goes directly to the cause.
As one of Royal LePage’s largest corporately owned operations, Johnston & Daniel Division’s salespeople and support staff are pleased to give back to the community and especially for such a deserving destination as the YWCA Arise Shelter. J&D is planning a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the coming year to create awareness and donations for the much needed shelter. J & D looks forward to making a difference in their community.
For information on the Arise Shelter, visit www.ywcatoronto.org/shelter_housing_support/shelter/arise.htm.