Victoria women’s shelter benefits from new roof

Roof replaced with a $61,000 grant from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

For women and children fleeing abuse, the promise of a roof overhead can help ease their transition to independence.

That roof, at the emergency shelter run by the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, has been replaced thanks to a $61,663 grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The shelter houses up to 18 people in eight bedrooms. It was built in 1991.

After staff noticed the roof was leaking, renovations began in January to fix the roof and replace some of the wet drywall. The job was finished in March, but the announcement to acknowledge funders took place last week.

“As a charitable organization it is always challenging to find the funds needed to maintain our buildings,” said the society’s special project manager Carolyn Fast. “We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of CMHC and our supplier, Flynn Canada.”

 

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