September 19, 2008
Women and their children will have more options to escape violence in their homes as Ontario makes good on its promise to restore funding cut by the previous government.
Womenâ€™s agencies in the Central East Region will receive $1,751,416, with York Region specifically receiving $272,917 from an $18.9 million investment in more than 200 Ontario organizations.
Across Ontario, the $18.9 million investment will:
â€œThe sad reality is that no group of women â€“ young, old, immigrants or Canadian-born â€“ is free from acts of domestic violence,â€ said Community and Social Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur. â€œIn challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to meet our commitment to help women and children who arenâ€™t safe in their own homes.â€
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