SLAVE LAKE — Money from the sale of criminal property is going to an emergency shelter for women in Alberta.
The Northern Haven Support Society is receiving a grant of $250,000 from the Civil Forfeiture fund.
The society has provided family violence support services for women and families in Slave Lake since 1996, and opened their emergency shelter for women in 2008.
This additional funding will assist with day-to-day operations of the shelter, which provides safe accommodation, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to community services.
Since the establishment of the Civil Forfeiture Office, more than $20.9 million in property and cash tied to criminal activity has been seized, including vehicles used in drug dealing and homes used for marijuana grow operations.
Alberta Children and Youth Services will also contribute grant funding of $70,000 to support women and children accessing the Northern Haven Support Society shelter services.