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Here's what women and their support workers have to say about the importance of the DVRF.

Many women in our shelter are caught between a rock and a hard place once their time here is up. If they can’t find affordable housing, many feel they have no option but to return to their abusive relationships.  – Lisa, second stage house manager

First come first serve is not always the right thing to do. If you are on a bus and an individual who has difficulty standing comes abroad, you stand up and give them your seat. You don’t think twice about doing it. It doesn’t matter that you were first – they need it more than you and you can wait a bit longer to sit down. That’s the same when it comes to giving priority to women leaving abuse. – Transition house support worker

It was a huge relief when I got into my co-op. I just knew things were going to be okay. – DVRF recipient