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New homes on the way for women and children fleeing violence

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Office of the Premier

New homes on the way for women and children fleeing violence

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Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
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Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917

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Approved housing projects for women and children fleeing violence

Under the Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, the Province is providing funding to build and operate the following new projects:

Lower Mainland:

Burnaby – Dixon Transition Society will operate up to 20 units of permanent affordable housing for women and women with children.

Chilliwack – Ann Davis Transition Society started operation of a new 10-bed transition house on Oct. 1, 2018.

Vancouver – Governing Council of the Salvation Army will operate up to 10 beds for women who have experienced exploitation and human trafficking.

Interior:

Invermere – Family Dynamix Association will operate seven safe homes and second-stage housing units. These units will be part of the society’s affordable housing project that was approved as part of the BC Housing-Columbia Basin Trust partnership agreement announced in May 2018: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0046-000801

Kamloops – Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society will operate up to 40 units of second-stage housing.

Kelowna – Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society will operate up to 40 units of second-stage and permanent affordable housing.

North:

Kitimat – Tamitik Status of Women Association will operate 12 transition house beds, 10 units of second-stage housing and 20 affordable rental homes, including 10 accessible units for women and families in need. The District of Kitimat donated the site for the project, announced by the Province in August 2018: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0104-001516

Prince George – Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society will operate 18 transition house beds, 16 units of second-stage housing and 21 townhouses for permanent affordable housing.

Smithers – Northern Society for Domestic Peace will operate four second-stage housing units for young women and young mothers, and five second-stage units for women and women with children.

Vancouver Island:

Nanaimo – Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society will operate 10 transition house beds that will primarily serve Indigenous women and children and will provide culturally appropriate supports.

Port Alberni – Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society will operate up to 20 units of second-stage housing.

Langford – Victoria Women’s Transition House Society will operate approximately 20 second-stage housing units.

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