Boosting Domestic and Family Violence Services during COVID-19

We are glad to share the news that One Tree Wadeye Safe House has been chosen by The Territory Labor Government to be a part of the funding program supporting domestic and family violence services. The aim of the initiative is to keep women and their children safe – particularly due to the impact of coronavirus.

Across the nation, there have been increases in domestic and family violence and the Territory Government is ensuring that services are boosted now, so that victims will be able to get the support they need.

As Minister for Territory Families, Dale Wakefield, said:

“For Territory women, violence is the single largest driver for homelessness and is a major factor in children entering the child protection and youth justice systems.”

Ten organisations across the Territory will receive close to $3 million (total) in funding to deliver 35 projects focused on introducing new or enhanced counselling services, creating flexible care packages for clients, increasing outreach services and improving the governance and operations of services, including staff health and wellbeing.

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