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Saskatoon technology enlisted to help vulnerable Indigenous women – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202080 Views

Official says COVID-19 has increased rates of dometic violence, mental health emergecies and addictions

May 28, 2020

A pilot project is using Saskatoon technology to keep vulnerable Indigenous women safe.

“Knowing this could make a difference in even one life is huge,” said Alicia Buckley, program director for the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan.

Buckley said the COVID-19 pandemic is a highly stressful time and has led to higher rates of domestic violence, addictions and mental health emergencies.

Some staff in the province’s 11 friendship centres will receive ORA personal safety alarms, as will a group of vulnerable women, over the coming months.

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