Funding dries up for Interlake’s crisis support program

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An organization that supports survivors of sexual violence could be forced to stop offering a critical program after federal funding was not renewed earlier this month. The organization’s executive director says it would be a significant loss for the people they serve. “We are established in these communities as a trusted support,” Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre (SHCC) executive director Coral Kendel said. “And we already know that survivors of sexualized violence are hesitant to share their experiences for a number of reasons, including stigma, the possibility of not being believed, or because they don’t have a trusted person they can confide in.” SHCC is headquartered in Pinawa, and Kendel said they are the only organization in the Interlake-Eastman region that works specifically with victims…

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