09/16/2013 05:15 EDT | Updated 11/16/2013 05:12 EST

New Brunswick government contributes $360,000 for new women's shelter

MONCTON, N.B. - The New Brunswick government has contributed $360,000 towards the development of a new shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The provincial government says the money for Crossroads for Women Inc. will help buy a property that will be converted into a new shelter for women and children in the Moncton region.

The organization currently operates a 17-bed transition house.

Under the Social Development Department's shelter enhancement program, $300,000 will be provided over the next two years, while the Women's Equality branch will contribute $60,000.