Five people who had devoted their careers to helping others found each other – and their purpose – when they began sharing stories that were remarkably similar and equally heartbreaking.
Told to them in whispers, they were the pleas of women desperate, afraid and seeking help. Each had done what they could – as a police officer, nurse, and three social workers would naturally do. But it wasn’t enough. As their paths crossed at meetings and in the community, their frustration grew.
“We’ve got to be able to do more.”
The Rose family heard about the need and the plans,
and the decision was an easy one to make:
In the decades since, women and children have found their way to the doors of the yellow brick house on a journey that often starts with fear but ends in hope. Our five founders may have had the inspiration, but it is the community of caring and committed donors and volunteers that have allowed Yellow Brick House to continue to put out the welcome mat day after day, year after year. And we continue to draw inspiration from our amazing donors, our tireless volunteers, and the women whose determination and resilience show us again and again that we are each capable of making a difference, but together, we can make change for today and the future. Thank you!
Women and children stayed
in our shelters last year
Counselling and court support hours provide to women and children
Transitional packages to help women start rebuilding their lives