More funding for shelter
The provincial government announced a $247,000 investment on Nov. 18 for a recently opened women’s shelter in Carbonear.
The investment will cover final renovations and repairs for O’Shaughnessy House, including electrical upgrades, roof replacement, exterior and interior renovations, equipment and supplies, and project management costs.
O’Shaughnessy House, located in the former nunnery next to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, serves as a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children looking to escape abusive domestic relationships, and is associated with Iris Kirby House in St. John’s.
“ This transition house plays a pivotal role in providing support and protection for women and children and has been constructed to meet the needs of these individuals,” said Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services and MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace.
The newly announced funding is in addition to the $ 1.2 million previously invested by the province this year to cover repairs, renovations, staffing, household and operating costs.