en - "Telus And AFNCA Launch Mobility For Good For Indigenous Women At Risk"

"TELUS has launched a philanthropic pilot project designed to provide smartphones and phone plans to vulnerable, Indigenous women who are at risk or surviving violence. This year-long Mobility for Good, (M4G) program partners with five Alberta Native Friendship Centres across all points of the province to provide a critical lifeline to timely emergency services, reliable access to virtual healthcare and wellness resources and the ability to stay connected to friends, family and support networks.

Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association is one of the partners in this project. ANFCA Manager of Health, Wellness and Women’s Initiatives Jeanette MacInnis was an integral part of Alberta’s M4G rollout.

“The pandemic has caused some people to stay more isolated than they normally would,” explains MacInnis. “It’s a very challenging time to leave an abusive partner or leave a vulnerable circumstance, [but] this isn’t just about domestic violence.”

 

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To read the full article, please visit The Star.

Author: Dale Ladouceur – The Star