During the month of March 2015, we had the opportunity to make a connection with a young woman, we’ll call her Sylvia.
Being a group of women who care, and do, we looked for an opportunity to help. We researched housing and resources available for women in Victoria, British Columbia. We made phone calls and spent time on websites to produce a list.
Some of us saw her, some of us talked to her, some of us gave her money, others gave her a list of resources.
Some of us asked her to join us for breakfast which she enthusiastically agreed to, but when we arrived, she said she was sorry, she had forgotten, and she had a very long list of things to do . . . maybe another time.
What became clear, in that moment, is that it’s not enough to want to help, you must also find women who are ready to take the hand you are extending to them, who want to make change, and are ready for it.
We went for breakfast anyway. And “The Sylvia Project” was born.
We don’t know what this is going to look like, yet.
We want to make a difference.
We want to support women in our city.
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