Crossroads for Women Receives Multi-Year Funding from Medavie06/21/2018
Moncton, NB – Crossroads for Women is receiving a $75,000 grant over three years to support their South-East Sexual Assault Centre, ensuring victims receive timely access to trauma-informed care. The organization provides a variety of services and supports to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including counselling, crisis intervention, transitional housing, and community outreach. This grant brings Medavie’s support of Crossroads for Women to $100,000.
Through the Foundation, Medavie supports community-based programs aligned with child and youth mental health, post-traumatic stress, and type 2 diabetes. Since late 2011, Medavie Health Foundation has committed over $2.7 million to single and multi-year grant and partnership programs in New Brunswick, including some $1 million in the Moncton area. For information on the 2018 Grants Program, or to apply, visit medavie.ca.
This funding was announced at a reception in Moncton on Wednesday evening marking Medavie’s 75-year milestone of caring for Canadians, with partner representatives and stakeholders in attendance.
- Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are at an increased risk for developing mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders. They also often experience unemployment, dislocation, isolation, homelessness, and poverty.
- In 2016, intimate partner violence was the leading type of violence experienced by women in Canada.1 New Brunswick has the highest rate of police-reported female intimate partner violence victims in Atlantic Canada.2
- Crossroads for Women is the largest and busiest shelter in New Brunswick, providing services to more than 2,000 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year.
“As a not-for-profit health solutions partner, Medavie is committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians. For 75 years, through investments in programs and innovative solutions, we’ve been helping Canadians live well and enabling easier access to quality health care in our communities. Supporting the mental health needs and recovery of those who have been impacted by domestic violence and sexualized trauma aligns with our Foundation’s belief that all Canadians should have access to the tools and supports they need to live their best lives.”
–Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie
“This grant to our South-East Sexual Assault Centre provides core funding that is desperately needed to ensure we can provide support and services to individuals impacted by sexual violence. We are grateful to Medavie for recognizing the impact their organization can – and does – make in the lives of survivors, and the relation violence has with mental health.”
–Tina Thibodeau, Executive Director, Crossroads for Women Inc.
From left to right: Kim West, Board Chair, Medavie Health Foundation; Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie; Geneviève LaTour, Director, South East Sexual Assault Centre, and Tina Thibodeau, Executive Director, Crossroads for Women.