Dar Qalb ta' Gesu is a second stage shelter for women escaping domestic violence. Once the initial crisis has been dealt with it, some women still require further support and emotional and practical empowerment to enable them to rebuild their lives. This second stage shelter provides them with a safe space and worker support as well as programme that is tailored to their specific needs. Practical issues dealt with include housing, employment and training, parenting, budgeting etc. the women is also supported emotionally and psychologically as per her needs. Any accompanying children are similarily helped.
Funding allocated: The Government provided funding to the Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu shelter in the amount of € 74,540 in 2007 and € 74,540 in 2008. The Government provided funding to Dar Merħba Bik in the amount of € 67,552 in 2007 and € 67,552 in 2008.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Malta to the questionnaire on violence against women, May 2009