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The 482 Collective

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The 482 Collective is actively reimagining how we help people who are bravely struggling to make ends meet after experiencing trauma or abuse. We support women, children and individuals from marginalized communities who have fled intimate partner violence, sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse, human trafficking, poverty, and homelessness. We recognize the enormous courage it takes to acknowledge an abusive situation, make the decision to leave, and ask for help. Our goal is to alleviate some of the burden caused by repeated trauma, so our clients can think clearly, heal, and begin to rebuild their lives. We do this by taking the time to listen closely to what they need, not what we think they need. By making an effort to honour personal preferences, cultural differences, and freedom of choice, we make it possible for our clients to (re)claim their sense of power and autonomy. We provide timely support of everyday items such as food, personal hygiene products, furniture, cleaning supplies, necessary technology, infant supplies, clothing and more. We work with individuals, corporations, small business, and community organizations to help remove barriers to access for these resources.



Maureen Leshem 647-482-4357