Brockville shelter to help abuse victims in remote Leeds-Grenville

The Leeds & Grenville Interval House, as seen in this picture from the shelter's website, will be running a two year pilot project to allow abused woman and their children to access services from remote areas of the county. (Leeds & Grenville Interval House via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A shelter for abused women and children will run a two year pilot project to provide access to services in remote areas of Leeds-Grenville.

Social Services Minister Dr. Helena Jaczek was at the emergency shelter on Cowan Avenue in Brockville this morning (Wednesday) to announce the funding.

The provincial government will be providing $121,000 over two years to create the so-called “mobile hub of services,” which will include support workers and a child witness worker.

The hub will visit remote communities where victims have no way to getting to Brockville to access the services.

Leeds and Grenville Interval House offers emergency shelter and a 24-hour confidential crisis and support line for abused women and their children.

The Brockville shelter was among 16 projects that received $1 million today from the Ontario government through the Rural Realities Fund.