Cape Breton resource centre helps aboriginal women at risk – CBC

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Cape Breton resource centre helps aboriginal women at risk – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016250 Views

Mar 24, 2016

‘I know that we, as a community, turn a blind eye to this issue,’ says co-ordinator Heidi Marshall

A small drop-in centre in downtown Sydney is making a big difference for aboriginal women at risk.

The Mi’kmaq Women’s Resource Centre offers services such as counselling, health care and a needle exchange program to women who work in the sex trade, many of whom are intravenous drug users or recovering addicts.

Heidi Marshall, the volunteer co-ordinator, opened the centre in December with no permanent funding, one outreach worker and a roster of volunteers.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cape-breton-aboriginal-sex-trade-resource-centre-1.3503861

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