On Friday November 4 the Government of BC made public our very exciting West Shore Project. At an event held at the Songhees Wellness Centre, details of the new Transition Housing being built in the West Shore, that will be operated by Victoria Women’s Transition House, were shared with partner agencies, guests and media. MLA Mitzi Dean, along with Mayor of Langford Stew Young, VWTH Executive Director Makenna Rielly, and VWTH Board Chair Maurine Karagianis spoke about the collaborative work that has gone into the project so far, and its hoped for outcomes.
The new four-storey Westshore Transition House Complex for Women and Children Fleeing Intimate Partner Violence will be comprised of 50 apartments including a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom spaces, with amenities and office space for delivery of VWTH support services:
Our thanks to the Songhees Wellness Centre for hosting our announcement event and special thanks to Councillor Margaret Charlie who welcomed us and shared her well wishes for this significant project.
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society extends our gratitude to a wide group of funders and partners who together have made this project a possibility.
The Songhees & Esquimalt Nations on whose unceeded territory the project will be built
Project champions: Maurine Karagianis and Tinny Lalli, TGR Projects
VWTH Advisory Circle
VWTH Board of Directors
BC Housing: John McEown, Nicola Sharp, Sairoz Sekhon & Bahar Dehnadi
City of Langford
dHK Architects Inc
M’akola Housing Society
Premier John Horgan
MLA Grace Lore
MLA Mitzi Dean
MLA Selina Robinson
With special thanks to our many generous donors
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