N.B. increases funding for transition houses

The provincial government is increasing funding for its 13 transition houses.

Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman says the facilities provide women and kids with a safe haven as they try to rebuild their lives in the wake of domestic abuse.

Transition homes will see an 11 per cent increase in funding to just over 3.3 million dollars.

Horsman says the funding increase will allow every transition house in the province to hire a child support worker.

(with files from Jennifer Graham)