The Patricia Giles Centre, which provides accommodation and support for women and children affected by family and domestic violence, has received $40,000 under the Local Projects, Local Jobs program.
The McGowan Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program awards grants to local community organisations to assist with upgrades to facilities and the expansion of programs.
The funding will support the Patricia Giles Centre’s family holiday camp and school uniform fund, the purchase of new bedding items and kitchenware for women’s refuge houses, as well as DVD players, vacuum cleaners, and home starter packs.
In 2017-18, the State Government will also provide $3.1 million to the Patricia Giles Centre to provide accommodation and support services for women and children impacted by family and domestic violence.
Child Protection and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said “The McGowan Government is committed to supporting not-for-profit community organisations that provide a lifeline to the most vulnerable members of our community.
“This centre not only helps women and children escape family and domestic violence but also gives them the tools they need to start a new journey, free from abuse and harm.”
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said “A safe home is something that many of us take for granted. As the local member, I know first-hand the exceptional work the Patricia Giles Centre does in the community.
“That is why this Labor Government is continuing to provide support so the centre can continue to make a difference in vulnerable lives.”