Discovery House to launch a safe space for women to build connections and address food insecurity
October 6, 2021
On 15 October, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society will launch Harvest Table, a gathering space intended to further support women and children who have experienced domestic violence as they heal, rebuild their lives and become equipped to live independently, free from domestic violence. This space aims to address food insecurity, social isolation and the adverse effects of domestic violence by bringing together women and children who have experienced domestic violence in a communal space where they can communicate with one another and prepare nourishing meals together while building healing connections.
Located in the heart of the shelter, Harvest Table will facilitate socialization and create a community for mothers and children during a critical turning point in their lives. It has a functional inviting kitchen space with storage, open and clean workspaces and appliances.
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