Rogers thanks the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Gerry Rogers, MHA, St. John's Centre
Private Member's Statement
Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I call this House's attention to the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. THANL is a community-based organization mandated to strengthen and support the provincially funded shelters and services for women affected by relationship violence.

No formal statement can adequately sum up the huge different, literally life-saving, the organizations that are THANL members make in the lives of people escaping family violence, from providing safe places to live to helping women through the cumbersome court process. THANL itself develops training, education and programs for members, provides information and analysis to government, lobbies on legislation and policies and helps with public awareness training.

Today, THANL is involved in Project White Van – literally a white van that started the day covered with purple ribbon magnets. They will turn the van white again, as people take purple ribbons for their own vehicles.

THANL and other organizations work with expertise against violence every day of the year. While we acknowledge and thank them today, I ask all hon. members to remember the year-round struggle and support them at every opportunity. I say bravo to the work of THANL and all its members.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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