Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Date: 2007-10-12
Value: $77,045.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: Women who have experienced family violence will develop cooperative models to form a peer support network to provide emotional support and develop the functional capacity of 50 at-risk Aboriginal and immigrant women. At least 45 of these women are expected to leave violent family situations, and 20 are expected to apply for a job or begin labour market training. The women will also explore how they can become emotionally and economically independent. In the peer support network, 45 staff or volunteers from agencies offering services to these women will incorporate collective and individual approaches to address the barriers that marginalized women face. Using gender analysis, the organization will develop and test a training program for agency volunteers and staff. This will give women access to services and programs that address their specific needs. Results and best practices will be shared with the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses.