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WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women’s Shelter, written by Marsha Mildon, is about the early founders of one of the first women’s shelters in Canada. The book tells the story of how a disparate group of women (and a few men) saw a need to help women and young girls coming to Edmonton with no place to go, and found a way to address that need through pure determination in the late 1960s/early 1970s, at a time when the concept of a women’s shelter was an unknown entity — leading to the formation of WIN Houses I, II, III.
Four of the early founders (pictured above from left to right), Ardis Beaudry, Rose-Marie McCarthy, Phyllis Ellis, and Lynn Hannley, formed a committee to produce the book in conjunction with author Marsha Mildon (below). The book chronicles the 50-year history (1970-2020) and the stories of the people and organizations who founded, funded, volunteered, and stayed at Edmonton Women’s Shelter and the subsequent shelters, WIN House I, WIN House II, and WIN House III (Carol’s House), as well as second-stage housing like WINGS of Providence (Women in Need Growing Stronger).
WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women’s Shelter is written by Marsha Mildon in collaboration with the Edmonton Women Sheltering Women Committee of Housing for Women Book Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 11-20, 2020
WINning at the printers
May 9-20, 2020
WINning announced at CWL Regions via Zoom gatherings