- At 12 YWCA locations across Canada, there is a resource called the National Emergency Survivors Support Fund.
- We turned away 3,721 women and children last year. She claimed that the majority of those persons required a safe haven since they were under fear of violence.
The YWCA in Saskatoon provides financial aid to women trying to leave abusive relationships.
According to YWCA Saskatoon CEO Cara Bahr, “one of the main reasons women listed for not being able to escape an abusive circumstance is simply that they don’t have the means to do so.”
It may be highly expensive to relocate to a safe place.
The National Emergency Survivors Support Fund is a resource that is offered at 12 YWCA locations across Canada.
According to Bahr, we’re attempting to assist as many women as possible.
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The rate of domestic violence in Saskatchewan is among the highest in Canada, according to Statistics Canada.
According to Bahr, the YWCA established the fund after seeing a need.
3,721 women and children were turned away by us last year. She said that most of those people needed a place to go because they were threatened with violence.
This money is essential for assisting mothers and their children and ensuring their safety.
She added that besides the house and crisis shelter, other resources were available at the YWCA.
We house people, offer a haven to flee violent situations, stabilize themselves, and get whatever counseling or trauma treatment they may require.
According to Bahr, they also provide childcare and employment programming.
“There are many ways we can assist.”
She noted that the application procedure is straightforward and that all the program details and instructions are available on the YWCA Saskatoon website.
Source: CTV News