"They're essentially doing the same work year after year with less money."
As we head into an election year, now is the time for political parties to commit to ending violence against women in their electoral platform.
I am a survivor of gender-based, domestic and sexualized violence.
The shelter was my support system that allowed me to grow and be independent again.
The Liberals committed $89.9 million for building or renovating shelters.
"There never had been a place like this."
Some of the most passionate mental health advocates work in women's shelters. Women on the front-lines for addressing mental health needs. Women supporting other women to find safety, stability, and empowerment in their lives -- in a way, sisterhood embodied.
"The reality is yes, a lot of shelters are at capacity and the sad fact is, yes, there is a real need for greater creation of space."
Transitional shelters see an increase of 30 per cent in calls for support during the holidays.
A new website aims to give women and children seeking shelter from domestic abuse a one-stop connection to help.