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Safe haven for at-risk women in Kooyong

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Date : 03 September 2018

THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Member for Kooyong
Treasurer

MEDIA RELEASE

3 September 2018

SAFE HAVEN FOR AT-RISK WOMEN IN KOOYONG

Women at risk of homelessness in Kooyong will have better housing support thanks to the opening of an upgraded women’s rooming house.

The upgrade to the Servants Community Housing women’s only house will fill a gap in the local area giving women who are at risk of homelessness more options for a safe place to stay when they need it.

This project was made possible with Federal Government start-up funding of $300,000 which I committed to at the last election.

There is a strong demand for safe, affordable housing for women in this area. This project will play an important long-term role in dealing with clients who are going through tough times.

The upgraded centre will offer seven bedrooms and shelter for at-risk women.

This project is about keeping women off the streets and in a safe place at particularly vulnerable times in their lives.

The project included installing air conditioning, bathroom upgrades, rebuilding the facilities laundry and both interior and external refurbishment.

The Coalition Government is committed to helping community organisations in their important work, with these kind of investments aimed at building a more supportive and cohesive society

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