December 6th Fund

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.

This number does not reflect unreported cases of violence.

We know that when you give women a way out of an abusive situation, they become empowered and committed to building a better life.

We are working to end violence against women and girls.

“It is not easy to just leave. It takes money and support and you need a safe place to go. I was able to leave a bad situation and make a safe environment for myself and my kids.”

Program Details

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Non-interest bearing micro loans of up to $500 for housing related costs, which may include damage deposit, rent or power payments/arrears, and moving or storage costs. Flexible and affordable repayment schedule, based on individual means.

RESOURCE NAVIGATION
Client directed wrap around supports, including resource navigation and referrals for housing, basic needs, financial literacy, legal assistance, mental health, and employment.

ADVOCACY
Advocacy to assist and support clients to meet their self-identified needs and achieve their long-term life goals.

Eligibility Requirements

Female identifying people 18 years or older, living in Nova Scotia, who
are currently fleeing, or have recently fled, abuse or violence. Applicants must have a source of income (income assistance or other benefits are acceptable), and have their own bank account, or be willing to open one during the application process.

Applicants from outside HRM will also need to provide a referral letter from a support organization.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the Program Coordinator to begin. This includes an initial screening call, an intake appointment, and a follow up appointment.

Contact Details
902-292-3155 (call/text)
december6@ywcahalifax.com