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A by-the-numbers look at shelters for women fleeing domestic violence

OTTAWA — The third annual Shelter Voices report from the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses was released Thursday. Here are some numbers about the state of domestic violence shelters in the country:

111: Women and children admitted to 234 shelters in one day last year

305: Women and children turned away from those shelters on the same day because of capacity issues

148: Women in shelters in one day last year who were pregnant

44: Percentage of shelters that took in a woman from another province in the last month

84: Percentage of shelters that took in a woman from another province in the last year

76: Percentage of shelters that relied on food donations to feed residents.

$89.9 million: Amount, over two years, the federal budget has pledged to renovate and build new domestic violence shelters

3,000: Spaces that will be built or renovated as a result.

The Canadian Press

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