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Nova Scotia transition houses in peril

Pressure mounts on the NDP government

by CKDU News Collective

Lori Walton from Friends of Transition Houses raises awareness at Halifax's Labour Day celebrations.
Lori Walton from Friends of Transition Houses raises awareness at Halifax's Labour Day celebrations.

Bryony House is a shelter for abused women and their children. It has been operating in Halifax for 31 years, and is the largest transition house for women in Nova Scotia. Each year Bryony House offers safety and shelter to over 450 women and children and answers over 4000 distress calls.

Due to a funding freeze from the provincial government, Bryony House has not seen a funding increase since 1996. This summer Bryony House cut it’s outreach services and let go their outreach employee.

Pressure is now mounting for the NDP government to help with immediate funding. CKDU spoke with Lori Walton from the Friends of Transition Houses, and Darrell Dexter, the NDP Premier of Nova Scotia at the Halifax Labour Day celebrations.

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