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Friday, January 30, 2009

Bywords Warms the Night, Sunday Feb 1, 2pm

[cover photo for the Bywords Quarterly Journal, Vol 6, No 4 by John W. MacDonald]
A fund raiser in support of the Cornerstone Shelter and Housing Program
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 2pm
Dusty Owl Reading Series
Swizzles Bar & Grill, 246-b Queen Street

Launch of the winter issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal with poetry readings byChristine McNair, Claudia Coutu Radmore and Carol A. Stephen and music by Andrea Simms-Karpall donators will receive a copy of the issue and our thanks.

All genders welcome

What we're looking for is MONEY:
$21=7 meals;
$100 = counselling;
$75 = housing search help
$200= computer training.

Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women. Our services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope. We are committed to public education and advocacy. We strive to increase safe, affordable housing and to end homelessness.

The Urgent Need:
1,337 women became homeless in Ottawa in 2007 and Cornerstone was only
able to serve 500 of them due to shortage of space;
We turn away 10 to 15 women each night.
Those women are staying in unsafe and sub standard living conditions or on the street;
Today there are 9,370 households waiting for affordable housing; a 7 year wait.
A little help goes a long way:
Gifts and donations help make our services possible.

further info: Amanda Earl: tel. 613 863-1364;
site:; e-mail:;

for Cornerstone: Yvonne Garvey, Resource Development Manager, Cornerstone Shelter and Housing for Women; 172 O'Connor St., Ottawa, ON K2P 1T5; Tel: 613-237-4669 ext.1 & 5

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