The three-storey building will provide second-stage housing for women, including transgender women, as well as non-binary and Two-Spirit people and children leaving violence. It will have a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, including five fully wheelchair-accessible units. Residents will also have access to a secure outdoor children’s play area.
Second-stage housing provides short-term accommodation with on-site supports for women and their dependent children leaving violence. Residents typically live in the units for six to 18 months before moving to more permanent housing.
The development will be named Darry’s Place in honour of Darry Estes, a long-time CVTS member and its former president. Construction is expected to be complete in spring 2023.