Crisis centre shares plans for shelter project


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There has been a long-standing need for a domestic violence shelter in the west central region

This is an artist’s drawing of the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre’s future outreach and support centre, part of a project to develop a new women’s shelter in Kindersley

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre officials are embarking on a project to build a women’s shelter in Kindersley.

Michelle Weber, the executive director for the centre, has shared details of a project to build a 16-bed shelter for victims of domestic violence. The group also plans to build a new outreach and support centre at the same time.

The project also includes a multi-bay garage and a storage facility to support people who stay at the shelter. Weber spoke about the history of the project, the need for a shelter and the funding to build and operate the shelter. She also shared aspects of the plan going forward.

She noted that there has been a long-standing need for a domestic violence shelter in the west central region. The organization has struggled to fulfil the needs of women who are victims of domestic violence.

The new shelter and outreach centre will each have 3,600-square-feet of space spread out on two levels. The project is estimated to cost nearly $3.3 million in total and Weber said the capital funding is coming from corporate donors.

For more on this story, please see the Sept. 27 print edition of The Clarion.

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