Transition House Association of Nova Scotia receives Provincial Funding to Support Transition Houses Across the Province
HALIFAX, March 8, 2023–Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) announced today, on International Women’s Day, they have been awarded 4 million dollars in funding by the Province of Nova Scotia to help address gender-based violence in the province. This funding is intended to help organizations that support women to meet increased demand for their services and address rising operating costs.
“We’re very grateful for this investment into the gender-based violence sector”, says THANS Provincial Coordinator, Ann de Ste Croix.
“That said, this funding does not address our recommendation for sustainable core funding for violence-against-women organizations in our province. Without this, community-based organizations such as transition houses are unable to provide professional services in a consistent and equitable manner across the province.”
According to THANS, it is the victims and survivors of gender-based violence who continue to suffer the most from inconsistent and inadequate funding. “We will continue to strongly advocate for stable core funding for violence-against-women organizations across Nova Scotia, as well as collaborate with other community organizations and all levels of government to ensure equitable, consistent, and comprehensive services to those who need it most.”
Ann de Ste Croix
Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
Transition House Association of Nova Scotia is an umbrella association of Violence-Against-Women organizations across Nova Scotia. It oversees and supports 11 women’s shelters in rural Nova Scotia. It exists to help eliminate gender-based violence in Nova Scotia, while advocating for and increasing public awareness around violence against women.