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So many women in our community deserve our admiration - and Our Place invites you to join in this celebration.

An online gallery was created by renowned local artist Elfrida Schragen as a unique project to benefit Our Place Society during this time of crisis. Money raised will support Our Place in helping some of Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable women struggling with poverty, mental or physical challenges, or homelessness. This includes, our Women in Progress Project, a skills training program helping women secure employment and a brighter future.

And during the pandemic, financial donations will also support core facilities and cover staff costs as they continue filling roles previously held by volunteers (who have been asked to stay safe at home).

The current economic downturn has caused a reduction in our usual sources of revenue, but unfortunately our food and paramedic outreach and facilities costs remain the same! Your support today will truly make a difference!

You can join in this Celebration of Women by visiting the Online Gallery and checking out all Elfrida’s portraits and read each individual’s story. Then, please pay tribute to the portrait you most admire, by making an online donation to Our Place Society. Each portrait has a goal of $1,000. You can also contact Our Place for more information at 250-940-5064 or e-mail Steven Seltzer.