To provide a safe refuge, counselling, support and advocacy for women and their children who are fleeing violence; while also working towards a more equal society where the inherent value of all women is recognized and celebrated.
All women have choice and opportunity to live their lives in dignity, with equal access to economic and social opportunities and freedom from violence.
Women’s Habitat integrates several overarching ideologies throughout all areas of our work. We are committed to continuing to approach our work through a poverty reduction and gender equity lens. We support and incorporate anti-racism/anti-oppression and trauma-informed principles and practices across our programs and with all our stakeholder groups. We stand by these guiding principles and philosophies which will help us to achieve our strategic priorities and promising practices in order for our vision and mission to be fully realized.
|Be a leader in changing the landscape of housing solutions|
|1. Research and define Women’s Habitat’s unique role in providing more housing solutions to women and their dependents experiencing violence.|
|2. Ensure the housing needs and voices of the women we serve inform broader housing policy and housing solutions in the GTA.|
|Enhance service delivery|
|1. Integrate our theory of change framework into our services and programs to ensure high-impact, sustainable outcomes for the women we serve and their dependents.|
|2. Assess and strengthen our shelter program to ensure women and their dependents access safe, trauma-informed emergency shelter services that support them to live free of violence.|
|3. Assess and strengthen our outreach services to meet the current and changing needs of women and their dependents in order to increase opportunities for sustainability and independence.|
|Grow and foster a culture of philanthropy|
|1. Develop and implement a philanthropic strategy that increases engagement, ownership and buy-in of key stakeholders to support our unique impact and value.|
|2. Build organizational leadership, relationships and capacity to promote our work broadly to increase investment in the organization.|
|3. Identify and target the funds, resources and alliances to achieve our distinct role in housing.|