Network of Inner City Community Services Society, Vancouver

This project enhances the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB), which seeks to increase housing stability through interest-free loans to low-income individuals in financial crisis. The Violence Prevention Fund is specifically for women leaving abusive relationships  and/or rebuilding their lives after experiencing violence. The fund lowers barrier for women to establish a safe and financially sustainable home. The program also provides for a variety of needs, including rent, moving costs, childcare, and others. It connects women with community services, and  provides advocacy services for women who may need assistance navigating bureaucratic systems.

Grant amount: $20,000