Yesterday saw a great announcement, not only for Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, but for domestic and family violence services in the Northern Territory.
Our shelter is getting a much-needed boost so we can better service the needs of women and children fleeing violence in Alice Springs.
The Minster for Territory Families, Dale Wakefield, announced the following:
- $6 million for the replacement of the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, so that women can establish independence and recover from trauma
- $6.2 million to continue current domestic violence services in the Territory
- $3 million to refurbish Alice Springs Domestic Violence Court to improve the safety, experience and outcomes for people affected by domestic and family violence
- $1 million to establish a remote women’s safe house in Galiwinku.
The Minister also announced the continued support of domestic and family violence programs that allow for community-led solutions, including:
- $700,000 over two years to expand the “NO MORE” violence prevention campaign
- $350,000 to Charles Darwin University and Menzies School of Research to review key domestic and family violence reduction programs in the NT, particularly their impact and effectiveness in remote communities
- $150,000 to NTCOSS to build the capacity of the domestic and family violence sector
- $80,000 to improving services provided by the Gove Crisis Accommodation service
- $30,000 to NPY Women’s Council towards a sexual violence research project.
This is great news! For more information see the Ministers press release here