04/02/2015 12:45 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan victims-of-violence programs to get millions in provincial funding

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Ministry of Justice is giving $11 million to community-based organizations that help victims of violence.

The funding will go to programs that include family-violence outreach and transition houses for women and children in need of emergency shelter.

Other programs to receive support include those that offer services to sexual assault victims, and which offer crisis counselling and a 24-hour crisis line.

The funding will be spread out among 43 programs run by 33 different organizations.

Justice Minister Gordon Wyant says the money will contribute to the safety of Saskatchewan citizens.