Indwell’s New Downtown Simcoe Project Receives $16,200

At the February 2020 meeting, Indwell’s latest Norfolk project at the site of the old Norfolk Inn received $16,200.  They have begun construction and are in the midst of transforming this building into social housing.

This money will be spent on their community kitchen.  While the total cost of this kitchen is $90,000, our funds will go a long way to help pay for the commercial grade appliances needed to round out this project.  The resident will utilize this kitchen daily as they come together to prepare meals and learn new life altering skills around food security.  These meals will be provided to the resident at cost.

Indwell currently supports more than 550 people in affordable housing communities in Hamilton, Woodstock, London and Simcoe.  They are very excited to be offering this opportunity to more people in Norfolk.  When the renovations are completed, the new Simcoe location will provide 32 affordable apartments, a community kitchen, a common living area, offices for support staff and street level commercial space.  To assist the new tenants succeed in their new home, counseling, recreation activities, structured programs and life skills training will be offered.  It is anticipated that many of those who will be housed at this new location have been chronically homeless, living in shelters or transitioning in and out of institutions.  The Indwell environment will provide stability, a positive support system, develop confidence, offer relevant skills training which in turn will ultimately create more independent and responsible adults.

The total cost of the project is $8.5 million and they are seeking $1 million in community support.  To date they have raised $276,000 (plus $16,200).

Pictured left to right:
Michelle Grummett, Sue Goble – Co-founders of 100 Women Who Care Norfolk, Leah Logan, Indwell Haldimand Norfolk Regional Manager and Barbara Gulabsingh, 100 Women Who Care Norfolk Member

Presenters from left to right: Patricia Misner, Barbara Gulabsingh and Angie Grice

This brings the total donations since May 2014 to just under $400,000…supporting 24 local charities. 

To learn more details about this charity as well all previous successful charities, to go the “Charities” tab on this web site. 

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The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm Cancelled

Army, Navy & Air Force Bldg., 53 Water Street, Simcoe
Corner of Culver & Water, Simcoe – enter off Culver Street.

Other meeting dates:
Wednesday August 12, 2020 and Wednesday November 11, 2020
Please check the Web site to confirm the location.


What is this Organization? What is expected of me?

  • There are four one hour meetings each year
  • To become a member you are required to sign a Commitment Form agreeing to donate $100 per meeting, 4 times a year whether or not in attendance
  • At each meeting, 3 representatives will make a 5 minute presentation on their charity
  • After the presentation, the members will vote by secret ballot. The charity receiving the most votes will receive all the donations E.g. 100 members x $100 = $10,000
  • The charity agrees that the funds will remain in Norfolk, will be used to benefit programs locally and will not be used for administrative costs
  • Income tax receipts will be distributed at the next meeting directly from the charity