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Transition houses receive provincial funding to help Aboriginal women and children

Help for aboriginal women and children who are fleeing abuse.

Cariboo North Liberal MLA Coralee Oakes says that is the focus of $10,000 from the provincial government to the Amata Transition House in Quesnel.

Oakes says the money can be used for a variety of things such as transportation to a transition house or safe home or to a doctor’s appointment or lawyer meeting or to fly a high-risk client out of the community.

Oakes says other possibilities are for things that most of us take for granted…

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“Another example is clothing and personal items you know if a woman and child had to leave their home quickly…A reminder to the entire community of Quesnel that if you have extra clothing or a little bit of extra time this is a great organization to be supporting.”

The Chiwid Transition House in Williams Lake received $25,000 from the provincial government to also help support Aboriginal women and children who are affected by domestic violence.

(Files from George Henderson)

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