February 12, 2020

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

To date, this brings the total raised by 100 Women Who Care Norfolk to just under $400,000 for 24 local charities.

February 2020 Presenters

From left to right - Patricia Misner, Barbara Gulabsingh, Angie Grice