Safe Places accommodation program expanded in WA and Qld

A further $12.6 million is being provided by the Federal Government to expand the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program.

The funding will allow for the renovation, building or purchase of accommodation to support women and children experiencing family and domestic violence in Cairns and Logan-Beaudesert in Queensland, and Albany, West Pilbara, and the Goldfields in Western Australia.

It is expected to help an additional 460 women and children each year.

The Salvation Army, Southern Aboriginal Corporation and Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation projects in WA will share in $9.6 million, and Yourtown and Access Community Housing Company will receive $3 million for Safe Places projects in Queensland.

The funding for the Southern Aboriginal Corporation alone, will allow for six self-contained units to be built that will support 166 women and children each year.

Click here for more information on the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation grants.