CAMPBELLTON, NB, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Campbellton will soon have access to a new transition house, a place of safety and refuge in times of distress. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have provided $600,000 in funding to Maison Notre-Dame Inc. to replace an existing facility for women and children who have experienced family violence.
René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, 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 Stephen Horsman, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fredericton North and provincial Minister of Families and Children, 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 survivors of domestic violence are able to enjoy a safe and stable environment."- René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche
"Providing safe and affordable housing for women and children leaving situations of family violence is incredibly important to our government. This development is an example of how our provincial government and the federal government are working together to improve life for New Brunswickers" – Honourable Stephen Horsman, MLA for Fredericton North and provincial Minister of Families and Children
Maison Notre-Dame Inc received $600,000 in funding from the provincial and federal governments as part of the 2014-2019 Investments in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement - Social Infrastructure Fund.
The new facility, completed in March 2017, provides nine beds for women and children who are fleeing family violence.
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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, [email protected]; Natalie Chavarie, Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 902-426-4262, [email protected]; Anne Mooers, Communications Officer, Department of Social Development, Government of New Brunswick, 506-444-3494, [email protected]