Vera’s Place

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On your way home: the Vera’s Place Project

We are making an old house into a much needed home!
In partnership with the House of Friendship and the Working Centre, we, Emmanuel United Church, are converting a duplex into a dry home for women recovering from substance abuse.  This will be the first such home in Waterloo Region and one of the first in Ontario.

Find out more about Vera’s Place

Who was Vera?

Vera Armour was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1918, and later lived in Hespeler. Vera Armour lived her early life in Hespeler and raised four children in Waterloo Region. She believed in supporting women on their life journey. As a home to support and nurture women on a journey to recovery, Vera’s Place is a fitting tribute.

Vera ArmourUnderstand the need:

There are no housing options for women who have graduated from treatment. Vera’s Place will help correct this problem.

Know the Project:

We’d love for you to know more about what we’ve been doing. Visit the “About Vera’s Place” page for more information.

Create Impact:

Help our fundraising efforts by donating to this project and sharing the story with your friends and family.

Download the Vera’s Place brochure

Donation Levels

$40,000 or more ………..Builder’s Circle
$20,000 or more ………..Community Renovators
$10,000 or more ………..Recovery Assistants
$5,000 or more ………….Helping Hands
Others …………………….Friends of Vera’s Place

Lets build it together!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Or, mail a cheque made out to “Emmanuel United Church” marked “Vera’s Place” to:
Emmanuel United Church
22 Bridgeport Rd W,
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y3
519-886-1471

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