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From the Winnipeg Free Press–An eight-bed housing program for women recovering from substance use, violence or mental-health trauma is set to receive more than $400,000 in provincial funding.

The North End Women’s Centre had relied on the federal government to fund its transitional housing program, but that funding is ending, so the province stepped in, Families Minister Rochelle Squires stated in a news release Wednesday.

The program also offers counselling, cultural support and referrals for women and gender-diverse people, particularly those who have experienced homelessness, exploitation or gender-based violence.
he program also offers counselling, cultural support and referrals for women and gender-diverse people, particularly those who have experienced homelessness, exploitation or gender-based violence.

“Our government remains committed to working with agencies and community partners to prevent and address the complex issues of homelessness, substance use, mental health and family violence,” Squires stated. “…We recognized that our support was necessary to keep this important program in place to help its participants along their journeys to recovery.”

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