Dignity House Inc. Achieves Charitable Status


This post was written prior to our January 2017 merger, under our previous firm name, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP..

Aikins Law congratulates Dignity House Inc. on achieving charitable status.

Dignity House Inc. is a Winnipeg based not-for-profit organization that helps exploited women exit the sex trade. The needs of these ladies, who are some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable persons, are vast and complex. Dignity House provides safe and stable housing, counselling, job training and many other supports to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of these women.

Dignity House is new on the social services scene in Winnipeg, and opened in September 2012. Dignity House Executive Director Shona Stewart was formerly prostituted/trafficked herself for 16 years, and knows full well the tragic reality that exploited women face on a daily basis. As a result, she is passionate about seeing the lives of these women transformed. Through her education and experience, Shona has created unique programs within Dignity House that are suited specifically for prostituted women.

Since its inception, Dignity House has grown from one to now two houses which serve as entry level and second stage recovery houses as well a drop-in centre on Selkirk Avenue for outreach and programs. This growth was made possible by countless donors and supporters, as well as faithful volunteers who share the vision of Dignity House: to see vulnerable women leave the sex trade and find hope, healing and new life.

For more information please visit dignityhouse.ca.