Women’s Outreach receives funding

The province gives organization $75,000 to help female victims of violence

A new project in Red Deer will address the long-term treatment needs of adult female victims of family violence.

At a press conference held yesterday in Red Deer, it was announced the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society will receive one-time grant funding of $75,000 for the Comprehensive Family Violence Treatment Program.

“Family violence touches far too many lives and preventing it is a shared responsibility. By investing in crime prevention projects like this one today, the Government of Alberta is building the foundation for a safe and secure future,” said Verlyn Olson, minister of justice and attorney general.

This project, funded through Alberta’s Safe Communities initiative, targets female victims of spousal abuse and family violence. Women participating in the program will learn to develop a sense of autonomy and independence, improve their self-esteem and confidence, as well as sustain a safe and fulfilling life free from abuse.

“I am pleased our community partners for this project are committed to supporting victims of abuse. With this partnership, both the victims and the broader community benefit,” said Cal Dallas, MLA for Red Deer-South.

The project’s objective is to reduce the risk of future victimization in intimate partner relationships. In doing so, the risk of generational cycle of family violence will also be reduced.

“Although many victims of intimate partner relationship violence underestimate the severity of their situation, this project will help victims develop skills and resources to make more informed plans for their safety and health. The outcome of this project is to assist individuals and families in our community to live a life free from violence,” said Barb Barber, executive director, of the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society.

The Alberta government is working to build a better Alberta by fostering economic growth, strengthening our health and education systems, investing in infrastructure, supporting safe and strong communities and ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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