The extra budget will help over 50 community agencies across Ontario, including indigenous organisations and those based in rural areas. Funds will help front-line staff respond to challenges caused by the health crisis, including hotels stays, transportation and meal vouchers available through the Victim Quick Response Program Plus (VQRP+).
The guidance recommends that social landlords work together with these organizations and develop specific policies to ensure victims and survivors get support. Social landlords will also have a responsibility to provide accommodation to women and children at risk.
The campaign is launched by the government and frontline services. In addition, several agencies working with vulnerable women have received extra funding, such as Women’s Aid, which has been granted €63,000 to extend the high-risk support project, The Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland received €50,000 and Ruhama organization received €8,000…
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