What is second stage shelter?
A second stage shelter offers longer-term transitional housing. First stage shelter are 90% funded by the provincial government. The limitation is that women can only stay for a maximum period of eight weeks. eight weeks Secondstage shelters are 100% self funded by means of donations, corporate sponsorships and fundraising. The government has now started putting money back into those second stage shelters that managed to survive 10 years without funding. While it’s nowhere near what was cut, or what is needed to operated the shelter, it is a step in the right direction.