The new 24-bedroom Bryony House shelter for women and children fleeing family violence will be built in Dartmouth, with a $2.33 Million contribution from the Government of Canada!!
Today I joined provincial Minister Kelly Regan, MP Andy Fillmore, Deputy Mayor Tony Mancini, the Halifax Transition House Association and the folks from Bryony House to announce that their new shelter will be built in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.
Bryony House offers women and children a safe place to flee family violence. Their original building in Halifax dates back to the 1800’s. And for over 40 years they’ve done incredible work, but their old space is unable to meet their needs.
The new 24-bedroom shelter will offer enhanced security and safety for women and children. The accessible, larger space will feature more bedrooms and will accommodate larger families.
Our Government is happy to partner with Housing Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Transition House Association and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women to make this important project happen.
Folks in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour care about our community and care deeply for the health and safety of others.
I am so pleased to welcome Bryony House to Dartmouth.