Families seeking refuge at the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre must sometimes stay longer than they wish, Jim Mills of the Rotary Club of Cobourg (Canada, District 7070) told a meeting on Friday.
The Rotary donation of $13,800 is meant to make this unfortunate situation less distressing.
Mills explained at a recent Rotary meeting that the donation will provide renovations for two of the bathrooms at the Cornerstone shelter that haven’t had this kind of work done since the shelter was constructed.
“We know that there’s a demand for our services that continues to grow,” Cornerstone executive director Nancy Johnston said.
“The shelter was at a 120 per cent occupancy rate last year.
“As you can imagine, it’s a big household and things get worn down — and certainly our bathrooms were in desperate need of repair,” Johnston said.
“We appreciate your help in allowing the women and children who come to our facility this year to be more comfortable.”