Independent dormitory finds a new home 2017/01/06
The newly relocated Carnation Home was blessed by a priest

The Carnation (康乃馨 "kangnaixin") Home for survivors of domestic violence in Kaohsiung City has moved to a new location.  As residents settled in, the pastor of the local Sanduo Church came to bless the new facility. The director of the Garden of Hope Kaohsiung Branch, Yang Chi-hui, said she hoped the ceremony would help bring the grace and peace of God to the recovering women at the shelter.

Carnation Home is an independent dormitory to help survivors of domestic violence move towards full autonomy. Different from the communal living design of emergency shelters, the facilities at the Carnation Home include independent units for mothers and their children. 

The Garden of Hope runs some 20 shelters all over Taiwan, from emergency facilities for survivors still in the crisis stage, to shelters for teenagers who have been abused at home, and independent dormitories for women who are rebuilding their lives.

The new Carnation Home provided with the help of Kaohsiung City Government expands the original five accommodation units to ten separate units. Yang said the independent dorm will give more women the opportunity to escape the shadows of violence, anger, self-depreciation and fear. 

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