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'Staying Home Leaving Violence' Program expanded to Georges River Area

The Georges River area is one of 14 Local Government Areas across the State to receive the innovative ‘Staying Home Leaving Violence’ program, helping victim-survivors of domestic violence to stay safely in a home of their choice.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, today welcomed the expansion of the program, stating that supporting victim-survivors of domestic and family violence is a top priority of the NSW Government.

“The expansion of this program is such an important addition to our community. This will provide women with a safe location where they can receive the support that they need,” Mr Coure said.

“This program has a proven track record, and I am thrilled that this expansion includes the Georges River area. This will help women stay connected to their support networks, allowing them to rebuild in a safer environment.”

Minister for Women’s Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Natalie Ward said, the expansion of the Staying Home Leaving Violence program would provide support to more vulnerable women across NSW.

“Earlier this year I announced phase one of the expansion, including $20 million for 28 existing Staying Home Leaving Violence service providers to extend their service reach from 33 locations to 70,” Minister Ward said.

“Today we’re announcing $12.5 million to deliver phases two and three, to deliver 11 new locations and trial the program in three additional locations, to help even more victim-survivors.”

Support available to victim-survivors through Staying Home Leaving Violence can also include improved home security, intensive case management, legal assistance, and financial advice.

For confidential advice, support and referrals, contact: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), The NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63), NSW Rape Crisis (1800 424 017) or Men's Referral Service (1300 766 491). In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).