The Board of Directors of Agape House-Eastman Crisis Centre, Inc. is pleased to share that the provincial funding agency Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) has identified Agape House as one of two shelters prioritized for a capital “refresh.” The scope of the shelter renovations is extensive and addresses concerns outlined by the organization in the past five years – these concerns had influenced the board’s decision to purchase a parcel of land to build a new facility, as announced in 2014.
After careful review and consideration, however, the board has decided to relinquish the property purchased in 2014 in favour of focusing on the current location, which has the benefits of a suitable location, incredible green space, and the recent addition of a state-of-the-art children’s play park, funded by Manitoba Housing. The board’s decision to sell the land required much forethought and the board is grateful for the support of community as they strive to maintain and improve facilities and client services.
Contributions made by individual and corporate donors for the purpose of the new shelter remain earmarked for improving the shelter facility to enhance client services. Shelter renovations will begin in early April 2016 and the work is expected to last for four months. During this time, shelter services will be temporarily relocated in Steinbach. Throughout the renovation period, the organization is committed to maintaining shelter services and supports for women and children dealing with family abuse and violence. Agape House has operated in southeast Manitoba for over thirty years, and staff look forward to returning to a fully renovated facility in the months ahead.
Those seeking information on the renovations, capital campaign or board of directors are asked to please contact Executive Director, Pam Hadder: phone 204-326-6062 or fax 204-326-2359
Jo-Anne Dalton, Board President
Agape House-Eastman Crisis Centre, Inc.