Posted by John Borst on Nov 29, 2017
Executive Director Terri Fedorchuk, brought us an update on the changes taking place at Dryden’s crisis shelter for abused women and their children.
The Hoshizaki House Dryden District Crisis Shelter serves the communities of Dryden, Ignace, and Vermilion Bay and their surrounding areas.
“Hosh House” is a 10-bed facility which provides safe and secure emergency assistance for any woman who is a victim of violence or abuses, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All services are safe, supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential.
Funding for Hoshizaki House comes from the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Hoshizaki House has counsellors, Child and Youth Workers, transitional housing, support workers, and a family court support worker. The shelter accepts any woman over the age of 16 experiencing or is at risk of violence or abuse. Maple Court was formed in 1991 as a transitional house and support for these women while still accessing services from Hoshizaki House.
Fedorchuk also unveiled Hoshizaki House’s new logo during her visit, as-well-as information on the construction of their new facility due to be opened in 2018. 
Schematics of new Hoshizaki House facility
To view a video on the destruction of the old facility click HERE.



Allyson Coogan - Executive Director gave us a PowerPoint presentation explaining the function and history of Hoshizaki House.