The number one need of women who access the services of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton is HOUSING. A safe and supportive home is vital to each woman’s safety and successful integration into our community, especially after a period of incarceration. Through the impact of community at our Fundraising Gala, we raised funds and awareness to help us provide housing supports for women who access our services, and to provide the wrap-around support each woman needs to integrate safely and completely into our community.
Our featured guest at the Gala was be Piper Kerman, author of the bestseller Orange is the New Black. This was an incredible opportunity to hear Piper speak about the corrections system and what we can do to help improve the lives of both women whom are incarcerated and reintegrating into the community.