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Province to provide funds to replace Grand Forks transition house

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August 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM

GRAND FORKS - The province has committed funds to replace a transition house for women fleeing abuse in the Boundary region.

The B.C. government has committed $1 million to build a new transition house in Grand Forks for women at risk, according to a media release.

The lease on the present building is set to expire in 2019. A new plot of land has already been purchased for new housing, which will provide six beds for at risk women and their children fleeing from abuse, the release states.

The Boundary Women’s Coalition plans to continue working with B.C. Housing to develop the new facility and explore an option of adding second stage or long-term supportive housing for women at risk.

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