Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet MP recently visited the construction site of the Hawkesbury Women’s Domestic Violence and Rehabilitation Centre.
Initiated by ONE80TC, the rehabilitation centre will be a place for women to seek refuge from domestic violence, homelessness and/or a place offering transformation programs to overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
The not-for-profit organization received $100,000 from the NSW Government through the Community Building Partnership Program to be used towards the refurbishing of the site and 14 rooms to help rescue some of the most vulnerable women and children in Hawkesbury.
“The Community Building Partnership Program can make a real difference to the Hawkesbury community and this project will deliver a positive outcome for those in need.” Mr Perrottet said.
“Women play a vital part in our community and it is important a service is offered to help those who are left without a voice and feel vulnerable.”
Catering to women aged between 18-35, the Women’s Centre will offer a holistic approach to recovery and will have a team of qualified professionals working together to achieve the best possible outcome for each member within their community. This includes a Clinical Psychologist, GP, Case Workers and Support staff.
ONE80TC CEO Mark Hill said “A centre like this is much-needed for women who often don’t have a place to turn to. It will give them the comfort they need and give them access to training, counselling and other services.”
“We are standing in the gap for both women and children whose cry for help needs to be addressed, these women and children need the love, care and safety that they are currently denied because of their circumstances. We can’t do everything but we must do something!” Mr Hill said.
The Women’s Centre is due to open later in 2016.
“I would like to thank Mark Hill at One80TC along with the various community groups and businesses that have contributed to this project.” Mr Perrottet said.
The Baird Government will continue to support local, community-orientated groups, including providing financial assistance to enhance the well being and unity of communities, such as Hawkesbury.
ONE80TC is a successful Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centre which has been operating in Australia for over 40 years. Currently they have a 36 acre residential property located at Yarramundi which is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains for 40-50 men aged 18-35 years who reside for up to 12 months as they are helped to rescue, restore and rebuild their lives.
For more information about ONE80TC and the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre please visit www.one80tc.org
The NSW Government is again committing funds to new infrastructure-based projects that meet a need in the local community through the 2016 Community Building Partnership program.
Applications for funding will be open from Monday 13 June to Friday 22 July 2016.
For information on who can apply, what projects are eligible for funding and how to apply, please visit www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au.
Applications will close at 5pm, Friday 22 July 2016.