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Honouring Grace Ethier (Woods)

Honouring Grace Ethier (Woods)

We dedicate this blog to the loving memory of Grace Woods and with love to her friends and family and the ...
Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Appreciation

The Volunteer of the Month is recognition to a WHS volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty. In this case, we would like to recognize the exquisite Emilie D!
The Return of Our Holiday Open House

The Return of Our Holiday Open House

On Friday December 16th, WHS was happy to host our clients and their families along with staff, alumnae, and community partners to celebrate the holidays after a 3-year hiatus.
Recovery Works – Kristin’s Journey

Recovery Works – Kristin’s Journey

So, after a bit of discussion, it was brought to my attention that it may come across that I (I can only speak for myself) may come across as "anti-harm reduction". Something that was discussed at last night's panel, which is also what I believe, is that there is a place for everything whether that’s harm reduction, abstinence, or alternative medications, to get to the goal of not just recovery, but a meaningful life...
Recap: Clean Up New West 2022

Recap: Clean Up New West 2022

WHS' Clean-Up New West 2022 was a huge success. A whopping 1776.6lbs of garbage was collected!
Recovering in a Pandemic

Recovering in a Pandemic

Amidst the pandemic, Westminster House has remained steadfast in its mission to help women and youth girls overcome the struggles of addiction and recover through these trying times.
Holiday Baking Begins

Holiday Baking Begins

At the beginning of November, WHS Food & Nutrition Coordinator Tara begins her holiday baking and the sweet smell of Christmas fills the air. The holiday baking season starts at WHS in November and runs through New Year's day, over the course of which 400 sweet treats will be made.
Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

To celebrate Halloween this year, the Last Door Youth program joined Westies for an afternoon of pumpkin carving. ...
Y.E.A.P Go Bowling

Y.E.A.P Go Bowling

Y.E.A.P. Go Bowling  This month, Westminster House Society (WHS) Youth and Emerging Adult Program (Y.E.A.P.) ...
Holiday Pledge

Holiday Pledge

Life Is Delicious  This photo was taken 12 years ago.  It was Christmas morning, the first Christmas in a long ...
A WOMEN’S EDUCATION JOURNEY

A WOMEN’S EDUCATION JOURNEY

A WOMEN’S EDUCATION JOURNEY This coming July 1, 2020, will mark the fourth anniversary of working in the ...
Self Care – Without Spending Money

Self Care – Without Spending Money

How to Take Care of Yourself Without Spending Money Self-care as we see it on the Internet often yields a few ...