Cambrian College, Sudbury Women’s Centre Partner on Transition Housing Research 

By Rosalind Russell – Women fleeing domestic violence not only need access to emergency shelter, they need access to longer-term and safe transitional housing. 

That is the focus of a research partnership between the Sudbury Women’s Centre and Cambrian College. 

The research was recently conducted and led by social researcher Caitlin McAuliffe, in coordination with Cambrian applied research division. 

The team evaluated various models of transitional housing, as well as available funding, governance, and support services and included exploring different types of transitional housing. Key recommendations include 24/7 emergency crisis assistance, on-site childcare, free food shelves and more. 

The findings will now be presented to community partners including the city. 

 For further information about the research or the services offered by Sudbury Women’s Centre, please contact Rae-Anne Neville at

Photo: Cambrian R&D and the Sudbury Women’s Centre have partnered on a research project exploring transitional housing for women fleeing domestic violence.  Pictured in the Sudbury Women’s Centre My Sister’s Closet clothing depot are (left to right): Cody Cacciotti, Business Developer at Cambrian R&D, and Giulia Carpenter, Executive Director of the Sudbury Women’s Centre. Photo provided by Cambrian College. 

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