This year’s annual Gala of Light charity event will take place at The Spoke Club on King West with cocktails and live musical entertainment to support and celebrate Street Haven at the Crossroads in their 49th year of helping marginalized and homeless women.
WHEN: May 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Spoke Club
600 King Street West
WHY: The goal of Gala of Light is to raise money to support Toronto women in crisis situations (homelessness, addiction issues, women who have been abused and women who suffer from mental illness). Street Haven provides these women with shelter, food, counseling, and even job training. These efforts are made possible by volunteers of the organization but require help from the people of our city who recognize social issues and who want to play an instrumental role in making changes and reducing the amount of homeless women in our city. The Gala of Light aims to raise awareness of these social issues affecting less fortunate women of Toronto and continue to provide these fundamental tools for a brightened future.
Street Haven serves the 1,400 marginalized and homeless women in Toronto.
ABOUT STREET HAVEN AT THE CROSSROADS
Established in 1965, Street Haven at the Crossroads provides services to marginalized women through an Emergency Shelter, Addictions Services, Supportive Housing and Learning Centre. The emergency shelter, located on Pembroke Street in Toronto, can serve 48 single women at any given time. Supportive Housing is available to 32 women at three different locations across the city. Addictions Services provides 85 women each year with treatment and support. Street Haven assists approximately 1, 400 women per year with these services . On average, 87% of every dollar raised is directly allocated to the organization’s programs. Street Haven is committed to maintaining a safe, welcoming environment to the marginalized women of Toronto. For more information, please visit Street Haven at the Crossroads’ official website, www.streethaven.com