On October 13, 2021, members of the Albany chapter of 100 Women Who Care presented our collective checks totally $20,700 to the Capital District Women Veterans – Christopher House. This is a brand new facility that is focused specifically on supporting women veterans. Christopher House is the first of its kind. Along with vital case management services, supportive housing provides the total environment needed to ensure effective service delivery to the women veteran residents. Safe, structured, homelike community housing is designed to assist each tenant in achieving her goal to return to self-sustaining independent living.
CDWV-Christopher House is located in Troy, NY. Christine Rem, COL (R), whose vision for starting the non-profit organization began after she retired from a 30-year military career in 2012. Upon retiring, Christine soon discovered that there is an overwhelming number of returning women veterans who are experiencing permanent or chronic homelessness. Relying on her military career experience and her extensive background in nursing, she believed that a startup organization centered on supportive housing and case management services to women veterans in need would make a difference in solving the problem. In December 2015 Christine donated a property, in the memory of her husband MAJ. Christopher Rem, to CDWV as their first service location named “CDWV Christopher House”.
The funds provided by 100 Women Who Care Albany members will be used to help furnish the house and purchase food and necessities for the residents. It was a fun presentation with lots of positive energy.
100 Women Who Care members continue to make a powerful difference to those in need in the Capital District!
Our next meeting will continue virtually on November 11, 2021. We continue to welcome new members and are thankful for our committed and caring members who continue to support worthwhile charities throughout the Capital District through 100 Women Who Care Albany. Learn more about our meetings and join this very efficient way to find worthy charities and make a difference.