Access to Safe and Affordable Housing for Abused Women
Executive Council Office
Second Stage Housing provides rental units with rent supplement to women, with or without children, who have left abusive relationships. Individual and group support, crisis intervention, safety planning and advocacy are provided in a healing environment.
Women, with or without children, who have experienced physical, emotional, verbal, financial, psychological and/or sexual abuse and have left the relationship.
Women must meet criteria set out by the Department of Social Development to qualify for the Rent Supplement Assistance Program.
Second Stage Housing is affordable rental housing for women leaving abusive relationships. Units have increased safety measures to provide a more secure environment to residents who may be subject to ongoing abuse.
Residents are assisted in establishing and reviewing action plans. Scheduled group sessions address issues and concerns identified by the women residents and staff.