Women's Habitat in Etobicoke to get transportation support through Uber


Women's Habitat in Etobicoke has been selected to receive transportation support from Uber. 

As part of its annual Community Impact Initiative, the ride-sharing company will be helping women escaping violence arrive at the shelter, as well as providing them with any subsequent access to transportation that they may require.

“One of the greatest barriers we face when supporting a woman to come to our shelter is figuring out how she will arrive here," shelter director Julia Fiddes said, adding that transportation access continues to be a barrier once the woman does arrive.

"She may require support getting to and from hospital or court appointments and transportation is a costly expense. This Uber grant will have such a positive impact on the families we serve, removing one more burden from their plate as they work to rebuild," she said. 

Women's Habitat is one of more than 70 organizations being supported by Uber through its annual program.

“Here in Toronto, we use our technology and resources to support organizations that are delivering meaningful, positive change,” said Sarah Freed, of Uber. “Women’s Habitat is one of those organizations and we’re proud to support their great work because Women’s Habitat understands that transportation has the power to transform everyday life for the people in Toronto.”

For further information about the initiative, visit https://www.uber.com/us/en/community/giving-back/community-impact/.