Two frontline organizations that support survivors of violence and exploitation are receiving provincial funding.
MPP Vic Fedeli announced just over $14,000 for the Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre and $2,500 for Amelia Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre.
“Rural and remote funding from the province helps to address some of the challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in the north,” said Beverly Bell, Executive Director of the Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre. “This funding will assist with the long distances, transportation, lack of services and affordable housing which create barriers for women struggling to leave their abusive situations.”
Fedeli says the additional investment will provide agencies with more resources, strengthen culturally responsive supports for Indigenous women, and reduce geographic and transportation barriers which will significantly improve access to quality care and services to victims in rural and remote communities.
He says it will also help promote awareness of available local services, address service gaps and build community capacity to support women in rural and remote communities who have experienced violence and sex trafficking.