Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House

March 05, 2010 14:25 ET

Yellow Brick House Discusses Community Needs on International Women's Day

YORK REGION, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - On March 8, International Women's Day will be recognized and celebrated globally. Yellow Brick House, in its recognition of this special day, will participate in a sobering panel discussion about the support and work that is desperately needed in York Region. 

On Saturday, March 6, Yellow Brick House will participate in a special collaborative event Reflect Acknowledge and Take Action: Celebrate the Strength of Women on International Women's Day at the Upper Canada Mall (17600 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4Z1, Centre Court) between 11a.m. - 5p.m. 

Daniele Zanotti, CEO, United Way York Region will moderate a panel discussion with leaders in services for women in York Region. Lorris Herenda, Executive Director will participate as a panelist addressing the critical need for services and support in York Region for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. "Though International Women's Day is a celebration, it is also a reminder of the need to fill the gap in services needed for women and children who face violent situations in their own homes in our Region" said Herenda. 

About Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House is a nonprofit organization providing emergency shelter, counselling and supportive services to abused women and their children in York Region. Yellow Brick House is committed to challenging and eradicating the beliefs, values, systems and structures which support and perpetuate sexism and violence against women and children. To learn more about Yellow Brick House and the organization's Capital Campaign, please visit the web site www.yellowbrickhouse.org.

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