BC Housing has committed $7,000 through the Building Repair and Small Capital Replacement Program to the Family Resource Centre.
The funding commitment to the Family Resource Centre will be paid forward to the Women’s Resource Centre to improve safety measures for their clients.
By making fire safety upgrades to the Women’s Resource Centre, Family Resource Centre executive director Pat Cope aims to better protect women and families using the centre’s services.
“This will include adding additional lit emergency fire exits signs, a fireproof steel exit door with panic hardware, and a new set of exit stairs at the back of the building,” said Ms. Cope.
BC Housing provides funding to non-profit housing providers for both new and existing housing properties through grants and subsidies.
Ms. Cope applied to the 2015-16 program and was approved because the Women’s Resource Centre is a permanent drop-in centre with a safe space for victims of abuse. The Women’s Resource Centre is currently funded by BC Housing under the Emergency Shelter Program and the Women’s Transition Housing and Supports Program.