By Tyler Sutherland
A new shelter planned in Selkirk will help women and children affected by family violence.
Nova House has launched a $1 million fundraising campaign, with a $500,000 private donation from the Jim and Betty Anne Gaynor family and a $300,000 land value donation from the City of Selkirk.
“Community organizations such as Nova House perform specialized and important work to help women and children affected by family violence,” said Housing and Community Development and Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross. “Through Manitoba Housing and Community Development, we are committing $1 million to Nova House to help women and children affected by violence in Selkirk rebuild their lives in their own community.”‘
Nova House provides facilities, programs and services in the Interlake and North Eastman regions to protect and empower women and children against domestic violence. The organization currently manages shelter accommodations in Selkirk and will provide programming and support for the women and children in the new facility.