Some great news out of the campaign to draw attention to the plight of homeless women in Hamilton.
180-thousand dollars in funding has been announced at a conference on the waterfront that will enhance local services in the fight against homelessness and for more affordable housing.
Good Shepherd's Katherine Kalinowski says the City of Hamilton is giving 130-thousand dollars in provincial funds to Mary's Place -- the only shelter in the city dedicated to serving single homeless women.
She says the money will help women exit the shelter system and achieve stable, affodable housing.
Another 50-thousand dollars in federal money is going toward Project SOS -- which in this case stands for 'Supporting Our Sisters'.
The Women's Housing Planning Collaborative launched their 'How's the Weather" campaign in November as a call to action regarding the occupancy crisis in local emergency shelters for women.
Kalinowski says the issue cannot be eradicated without partnership, open dialogue and the necessary resources.