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Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region expanding

Aspen Place is expected to welcome its first family at the end of the summer or in early fall
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Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) is expanding. 

While speaking with CityNews 570 on Monday, WCSWR CEO Jennifer Hutton said the organization has purchased a triplex in Kitchener. The site is being called Aspen Place and aims to support women and families impacted by domestic violence, as they await affordable housing. 

"It becomes like a transitional property where three large families can live," she said. "There's also going to be on-site staff support right in Aspen Place so we're very excited for this new addition to Women's Crisis Services."

Hutton said that Aspen Place was made possible with support from the community and government funding.

"We were actually able to purchase this building outright. We are going to offer great programming at Aspen Place including life skills programs," she said. 

She added there continues to be a need for more transitional housing in Waterloo Region. 

"We do hope to add more transitional housing units because the need is really there. We are finding that families are staying in our shelter for much longer periods of time."

Hutton said it's expected the triplex will welcome its first family at the end of the summer or in early fall. 

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