A rally is planned today to draw up financial support for Osborne House, a Winnipeg shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
The shelter was recently turned down for a request to receive $450,000 from the city it says it desperately needs to continue operations.
Victims of domestic violence could be turned away from the second oldest women’s shelter in the country if a solution isn’t found soon.
Nearly 500 people on Facebook have committed to attending the rally, which is set for 5 p.m. outside of City Hall.
Osborne House first opened its doors in 1974.
Updated at 8:40 p.m. with photos from the rally.