October 22, 2020

Guest Blog: Funding Opportunities for Shelters

This is a guest blog written by Marina Sloutsky of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) In 2016, 44% of violence against women (VAW) shelters in Canada were full on any given night. This lack of appropriate spaces for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) affects women’s ability to get the right services at the right time. More options are needed to reduce this pressure. Particularly, housing options for IPV survivors should be accessible and serve their specific needs in shelter and along the entire continuum of housing. It is vital that there are opportunities embedded in every element of this continuum that are well-equipped to welcome survivors as their...
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