"The genesis of Marguerite’s Place was 1997, when Marguerite Dyson was murdered. Dyson was a volunteer with the Women’s Council living in a boarding house in St. John’s. “When Marguerite was murdered was when the discussion really kicked into high gear that there needs to be more housing for women that’s safe,” Davidge said. “That’s when we first started talking about it.” The affordable housing units for women will offer 24-hour support and an on-site social worker."
The Telegram goes inside Marguerite’s Place
Charmaine Davidge and Wendolyn Schlamp wander excitedly though the maze of wood beams.
Marguerite’s Place is not much more than a skeleton, with construction workers pulling wiring through the frame of the unfinished building on Cashin Avenue Extension in St. John’s....