25 May Birchway Niagara – A Safe Haven from Domestic Abuse
Birchway Niagara (formerly Women’s Place) has amalgamated its shelters into one to provide more and better services in South Niagara for women and childeren experiencing domestic abuse. Executive Director Jennifer Gauthier says shelter services are growing as gender violence continues to increase. Her dream is to come to work one day and find she doesn’t have a job because gender abuse doesn’t exist. For now the Birchway shelter is a safe haven.