What is the NESS Fund? YWCA’s NESS Fund provide one-time financial support of up to $2,000 to survivors of gender-based violence to help them leave abusive living conditions, emergency shelters or precarious living situations like staying temporarily with friends/family or living unhoused.
Who can apply for YWCA’s NESS Fund? The National Emergency Survivor Support Fund is intended for women, Two-Spirit, trans and gender-diverse survivors of intimate partner, domestic or family violence, 16 years of age or older, seeking support to leave dangerous or precarious living situations, leave shelters, or maintain stability/safety after an experience of violence.
What does gender-based violence mean? Gender-based violence is an umbrella term describing harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. This includes domestic violence and abuse, intimate-partner violence and family violence.
How do I apply for support? While there is limited funding available at this time, YWCA Regina will do our best to help as many clients as possible with this funding. For more information and to complete the intake form, please CLICK HERE.
How can I support the fund? Right now, the project is equipped to provide 1500 grants over the next 4 years in 12 regions across the country. We know we need to do much more to meet the needs of survivors nationwide. By donating, you’re standing with survivors. You can make your gift here: https://ywcacanada.ca/?form=nessf