Dawn House supports and empowers homeless, marginalized and vulnerably housed women. Our vision is for All women to live in safe, affordable & accessible housing.
About DAWN HOUSE WOMEN'S SERVICES (KINGSTON) INC
We believe that no one chooses to be homeless and that safe, affordable housing is a fundamental human right. Homeless women are entitled to be treated with empathy and dignity, and without judgement. We support a woman's right to unrestricted access to information & services and support her in her right to exercise her choices.
Dawn House is expanding our services to include supportive long term housing and transitional/congregate housing in a wellness centered environment with on site supports to meet individual needs. We strive, not just to house, but to improve the quality of life for every woman we serve.
What People Are Saying
"I was a resident at 16.The staff were compassionate, non-judgmental, & encouraging.I was empowered.They contributed to the strength & courage it took for me to come full circle.It's more than a shelter, it is a home, & I am forever grateful today & every day, I thank you Dawn House! "
— Elin S, (Social worker, youth advocate and formerly homeless)
"They took me in making me feel safe with a respect & dignity no other shelter or stop along my way had made me feel.You have no idea how important a role this played in my life.I don't think I would've made it if not for all they did.I wouldn't be here without you joining my journey along the way. "
— Pam H (Homeowner, FT worker and formerly homeless)
"Last year I worked with this shelter. Without it my client would’ve been on the street.Dawn House staff are pleasant, caring & are really helping women get back on their feet. I encourage people to donate what they can to this organization as they really are making a difference! "
— Karrie C (Community Health Nurse)
"They helped me in so many ways. I was 19 & so naïve. They quickly found a place in my heart & were there for me so many times over the years!When I think of all the women I met there I always smile. I grew into an adult at Dawn House with the help & caring of the best staff & women in the world!"
— Jaime S (Mother, Community Volunteer and formerly homeless)
"‘We are very healthy and happy.Thank you for being the ones to save us and keep us together when I needed it most.It was because of your shelter I got to keep my beautiful little girl.She is now a walking talking running happy playing 17 month old who completes my entire world. "
— T.Y. (loving mother, student and formerly homeless youth)