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Piper & Skye Founder Joanna MacDonald Launches Safe Transitions:
A Haven For Survivors STYLE Canada

When Joanna MacDonald, founder of Piper & Skye, spoke with shelters she works with to provide personal safety masks, she realized there was a much bigger issue at hand amidst the current pandemic: finding temporary housing for residents in shelters who’re ready to begin their transition back into society. This was key in order for the shelters to free up beds and take in new cases.

How new initiative helps shelter residents find affordable housing

High rates of domestic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on shelters. Stella Acquisto explains how an initiative called ‘Safe Transitions’ is helping move people out of the system and into temporary, affordable housing. 

Video - CityNews Toronto

Jun 24, 2020, 6:18 PM

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Safe Transitions Launches to Provide Housing for Overrun Shelters
SEE Change Magazine

Safe Transitions, a not-for-profit organization founded to support overrun shelters housing survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking and homelessness, launched today in Toronto. Founded in response to the dramatic increase in domestic abuse cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Transitions acts as an intermediary organization connecting overrun shelters with property managers ...