Doing Black Friday Differently

Doing Black Friday Differently

TODAY ONLY we're donating 20% of all sales to support vulnerable women (and their babies!) in Downtown Vancouver. All proceeds will go directly to The Sanctuary, a program by UGM that offers around-the-clock support for women struggling with addiction and/or homelessness. The Sanctuary provides these women with a place to call home, and with services and support that help bridge the gap between detox and recovery. 

There's never been a better day to buy a scrunchie—especially since we just restocked all your faves. 

Oh and all Canadian orders ship for just a toonie! 

A little more info about The Sanctuary...

The Sanctuary provides around-the-clock stabilization program for women struggling with addiction or homelessness. It's a peaceful place meant to bridge the gaps between detox, recovery and supported housing. Offering compassionate counselling and holistic live-in support, Case Managers guide single women or new moms with babies towards suitable long-term recovery or housing. With strategic grace-based care, The Sanctuary helps each woman overcome debilitating barriers to help her reach life-changing goals. From art therapy classes to support groups, from parenting support to mothers clubs, UGM's experienced staff walk alongside these women until they are ready for the next stage of their life.

The Sanctuary also provides a safe refuge for women and their babies who often have nowhere else to turn. UGM works in partnership with BC Women’s Hospital to provide aftercare and secure housing for new moms who have recently come out of addiction and given birth at BC Women’s Hospital’s Fir Square Combined Care Clinic (a unique program creating healthy outcomes for pregnant mothers who struggle with substance use).The Sanctuary has 15 beds – 9 for single women and 6 rooms for Moms with newborn babies.

Since the Sanctuary’s conception in 2014 until June 2018, UGM has hosted a total of 45 mothers with babies and 239 single women. Each mother is supported and can stay in the Sanctuary for up to one year – a window of time during which she is loved, supported, and guided on how to become the best mother she can be.

 


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