Building on Promising Practices across Canada for Housing Older Women Experiencing Abuse

In 2004 Atira opened Ama House, the first and still the only transition house in Canada designed specifically for women aged 55 years and older. Since its inception, Atira has learned a great deal from its 256 residents about supporting older women experiencing abuse/violence.

Yayem Digital Storytelling

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Program Description

I remember. I imagine. I believe. . .

Painter Sisters

The Painter Sisters provides women affected by violence and who face barriers to employment with a skill that allows them to regain entry to full-time employment (where employment opportunities are flexible and in high demand) and to attain financial independence.

The project provides:

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