Aboriginal women and children are more likely than non-Aboriginal British Columbians to be directly affected by domestic violence.

The province has announced a series of grants on the Island to develop and deliver local programs for Aboriginal women, men and children affected by domestic violence.

Recipients in Duncan include the House of Friendship which is getting 70 thousand dollars for its Parenting After Violence program.

The Tsewulhtun Health Centre is getting 25 thousand dollars to help fund a program that focuses on a holistic approach to support the healing for the entire family.

And the Cowichan Tribes are getting 25 thousand dollars for their Healthy Relationships program.