Dani Bartlett, Labour Coordinator for Middlesex London United Way, spoke about the United Way's initiatives to support the anti violence against women initiatives in our community.  One of the programs the UW undertakes is the "New Beginning Loan Program".  This is a micro loan program allowing women to get a new start in a violence free environment.  The average loan size is $299.44.  However, a loan a small as $27 can pay for cab fare to allow a rural woman to escape an abusive relationship.  In 2018 63 women have taken advantage of the program.