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Spread the Love Boutique is Dawn House's social enterprise that sells gently used formal and casual wear for all different occasions. We have been so lucky to have so much support from the community and we're running out of room!

Come, with your mask, and join us for our Cleaning out the Closet sale October 10, 2020 from 9am-12pm. Looking forward to seeing you there. :)



What a year. It's been a year of so many changes for so many people. We've been adjusting to the changes in our world while still working our hardest to make a safe space for the women and staff at Dawn House.

We've got some exciting changes too! Greeting you on our website is our beautiful new logo. It's a great representation of who we are and how we feel, especially in our new space. It reflects our loving attitude and commitment to supporting and helping those who need us. We'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Feel free to share them on our Facebook page now.

On top of that we're looking to bring some new smiling faces into our staff. :)

We haven't done any official hiring at Dawn House for quite some time, but that's another exciting change we can look forward to this year. There are some opportunities available for the right people to join us! More information and how to apply can be found on our Current Opportunities page.

We look forward to hearing from you with your thoughts on the new logo and getting to meet our great new future staff members in the near future.

Stay safe!


There are so many events, activities and wonderful things going on around us at all times, helping people in need in our communities that we often have no idea about!

Did you know that there's a group of 100+ women that meet 4 times a year, donate $100 each, raising $10,000 each meeting and nominate a charity to be the recipients of the money raised? Who knew, and what a great idea!

What a great idea and a great way to make large donations that help make a difference in the community. The organization is called 100+ Women Who Care Kingston, and if you've not yet heard of them, we really think that will want to check them out.

During the most recent quarterly meeting, only a few nights ago, Dawn House was so incredibly fortunate to be nominated as the recipient of this meeting's donation. For that, we are incredibly thankful. Dawn House receives no ongoing government funding. In order to offer the services we do, we rely heavily on donations like these, donations from individuals, grants and other pockets of funding in order to continue operating in the capacity in which we do.

There are two ways that we plan on using this money:

  • Our Supportive Housing Program needs

  • Client needs, eg: transportation and medical/dental not covered by other plans

The women and staff at Dawn House are again, so very thankful for such and kind and caring community and for all of the help that we receive. Thank you!

Pictured above is Executive Director, Maggie McLaren attending 100+ Women Who Care