Issue: Spring 2024

The New Brunswick Medical Society’s District Community Fund provides $2,000 annually to each of the ten medical districts. The funding is provided as a donation to community projects and programs. Each year an overarching theme is chosen by the Health Policy and Promotion Committee, and this year’s theme was “safe housing for all”.

District members were provided with a description of three programs or projects related to safe housing and voted online to choose the recipient in their district.

Dr. Paula Keating, NBMS President, will present organizations with their funding throughout the year and photos will be shared on the NBMS social channels.

We are pleased to announce the 2024 District Community Fund recipients for each district: 

2024 RecipientsRecipient Description
Capital RegionWomen in Transition House  The staff and board of directors at Women in Transition House are dedicated to helping abused women and their children. Transition House is a secure home for women fleeing abuse – whether it be physical, emotional, verbal, financial, spiritual, sexual, or stalking/criminal harassment.
Saint John RegionOutflow Men’s Shelter  Homeless men who need a warm and safe place to sleep at night are able to join the Outflow Men’s Shelter, which operates 24/7 with 30 beds. It is open 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays. The shelter is free of charge and provides a place to sleep, a light meal, showers, laundry, and breakfast.
Acadie-BathurstL’Accueil Sainte-Famille ($1000)   Bathurst Emergency Homeless Shelter ($1000)L’Accueil Sainte-Famille is a residential home which provides a safe, temporary housing facility for women and children who are victims of violence, and guides them to resources that will help them regain their confidence and independence.   The Bathurst Emergency HomelessShelter strives to make their shelter a safe space for individuals experiencing homelessness who need a refuge and assistance.
St. CroixFundy Region Transition House  Fundy Region Transition House (FRTH) offers safe shelter, compassionate support and advocacy to victims of abuse and family violence. FRTH commits to the highest standard of client care, strong partnerships and public education within their community and a determination to end the cycle of family violence.
Kings CountySussex Vale Transition House  Sussex Vale Transition House (SVTH) has one major goal in mind – ensuring that women and their children, from all walks of life, can achieve their full potential and be free from domestic violence. SVTH provides safe and confidential short-term housing for women (and their children) escaping domestic intimate partner violence.
Moncton & DistrictBeausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre (The Courage Centre)  The Courage Centre is a trauma specialized centre of excellence offering counselling, support, and a housing centre for victims of family violence and their children, those who perpetrate violence, as well as for individuals experiencing emotional and life challenges.
Carleton-VictoriaSanctuary House  Sanctuary House is a shelter that offers temporary housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and need a safe place to stay. They believe that women and children deserve the right to be safe and the right to have a place to talk about their fears and disappointments, but also hopes and dreams. 
MiramichiMiramichi Emergency Centre for Women Inc.  The Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women provides support and counselling in person or over the phone. They provide safe and secure shelter for those who choose to stay with them. They are open 24 hours per day/365 days per year. All of their services are free of charge and strictly confidential.
RestigoucheMaison Notre-Dame House Inc.  Notre-Dame House is a secure shelter for women and their children who are victims of family violence/intimate partner violence. 
MadawaskaEscale MadaVicEscale MadaVic is a resource for victims of violence and their children in the Madawaska and Victoria regions. They offer confidential services, several resources, and a family atmosphere. They are also able to travel to meet victims in their region.

Jim Johnson, Communications Specialist