MONCTON, NB, March 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have provided $600,000 in funding for the expansion of a women's shelter in the Moncton area. The Crossroads for Women Inc. project consists of 17 new beds for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Crossroads for Women Inc. also offer a variety of programs and services to help women and children. Funding was made possible through the federal provincial Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Cathy Rogers, Minister of Finance, made the announcement today.
"Our Government is providing Canadians not only with safe, affordable housing, but is also working hard to strengthen our communities. These new investments are another example of our Government's commitment toward ensuring that victims of domestic violence are able to enjoy a safe and stable environment."- Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health
"Providing safe options for women and children leaving situations of family violence is very important to our government. This development is a crucial resource for those escaping domestic violence in New Brunswick, and is an example of how the federal and provincial governments are working together to improve life for New Brunswickers." – Cathy Rogers, Minister of Finance, Province of New Brunswick
- Crossroads for Women Inc. received $600,000 in funding from the governments of Canada and New Brunswick to create 17 new beds for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
- This funding allowed a major renovation in which a new, larger shelter was built to replace the original Crossroads for Women facility.
- The Government of Canada recently unveiled its National Housing Strategy - a 10-year, $40 billion plan that will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need.
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SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Media contacts: Émilie Gauduchon, Press Secretary, Office of Minister Duclos, 819-654-5546, Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca; Natalie Chavarie, Public Affairs Advisor, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 902-426-4262, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne Mooers, Communications Officer, Department of Social Development, Government of New Brunswick, 506-444-3494, Anne.Mooers@gnb.ca