The provincial government announced additional funding last week to organizations across Nova Scotia that help women and children.
Transition houses, women’s centres and second stage housing facilities will receive $500,000 to help them continue providing support for women and children in need, including two locations in Pictou County.
The province's eight women's centres will receive an eight per cent increase, or $15,238 each, to address operating costs, one of which is the Pictou County Women’s Centre.
Nine transition houses will receive $16,454 to enhance outreach, including Tearmann House.
The $500,000 in new funding was included in the 2014-15 Nova Scotia budget.