THANS is looking forward to a busy and productive new fiscal year, as our two projects which were granted federal and provincial funding in March 2019 get under way.

Over four years, THANS will build capacity for effective province-wide data management through the grant, “Using Numbers to Tell Our Stories: Data Management in Women’s Shelters Across Nova Scotia,” provided by the Department of Wage and Gender Equality, formerly Status of Women. This will enable us to provide comprehensive and regular reports of the valuable work done in our member organizations to support women and children experiencing family violence.

The two-year funding received through the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, “Standing Together Domestic Violence Shift Grant,” will provide expert training for staff-members in Transition Houses across the province working with children who have experienced domestic and family violence. Given the myriad issues accompanying family violence: mental health issues, addictions, and homelessness, staff training is necessary in working to address the resulting trauma and in breaking the cycle of violence.

We would like to thank the Department of Wage and Gender Equality and the NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women for supporting our work in protecting women and their families from violence!

In the Media:

Government of Canada:

https://www.canada.ca/en/status-women/news/2019/04/backgrounder—government-of-canada-announces-investment-in-womens-organizations-in-nova-scotia.html

Truro Daily:

https://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/federal-funding-announced-for-nova-scotia-womens-organizations-305404/