The Canadian Press

2015-09-23 | Alberta Womens Shelters

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Alberta is spending 15 million dollars to bolster programs that support women and children affected by family violence. The money is to improve services in emergency and second-stage shelters and to hire 124 outreach workers and youth counsellors. Jan Reimer, executive director of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, says the new money will improve the overall effectiveness of the shelter system and reduce the number of women and children who are turned away due to lack of space. (Last fall, the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters issued a report that said 84-hundred and 27 women and eight-thousand and 12 of their children were turned away from shelters due to lack of space.)

Date: 2015-09-23
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << you know how they sufficient funds to manage the program will make a huge difference and I think will help more women to be served and it's well with the Outreach position I hate the other day and shelters are much more than that and having that additional position can also work to support women in the community >>