More fund­ing for shel­ter

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

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