Funding announced for family crisis resource centre in Shediac

A family crisis resource centre in Shediac will receive a combined $1.5 million from the provincial and federal governments.

The facility will include four one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units, and two three-bedroom units for short-term relief and offer therapeutic, educational, and recreational services.

Some of the planned spaces are a wellness centre, a medical exam space, a boutique offering clothing for work or job interviews, and a a life skills activity centre.

The provincial government is contributing $1.375 million to the project, while the federal government announced $125,000 through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

The Regional Development Corporation is investing $875,000 through its Special Initiatives project while the remaining $500,000 comes from the Social Infrastructure Fund Agreement, a federal-provincial cost-sharing agreement.