The West Connect Domestic Violence Services support group, which funds the Jessie Street Centre, received a special $2000 donation today – courtesy of this year’s Coral McLean Awards.
The Awards are an annual event organised by Chifley Federal MP Ed Husic.
“The Coral McLean Awards both recognise the achievements of local women – and help fundraise to support the work of other women in the community,” Mr Husic said.
“At last month’s Coral McLean Awards Breakfast we were able to raise $2000 to assist Rooty Hill’s West Connect Domestic Violence Services, which helps support and rebuild lives for those affected by domestic violence.”
Mr Husic visited the Centre today to meet staff and tour the facility.
“The Jessie Street Centre assists local women through crisis accommodation, community outreach support, and referrals to women with or without children,” Mr Husic said.
“Not only does it give women a safe haven, but the Centre offers a safe place to plan new lives. It’s important to continue contributing to Jessie Street and ensure they are able to keep providing these vital services in our local area.
“I’d like to thank everyone who donated to support the critical work of the Centre.”
For those who may be experiencing domestic violence, the Jessie Street Centre can be contacted at (02) 9622 7999 or on their website at http://www.jessiestreet.org.au/.
For additional information, support, and referrals in New South Wales, please call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.
The Coral McLean Awards are named after Coral McLean, who is widely known as the “mother of Mt Druitt” as a result of her dedication in helping women and young people in the Mt Druitt area. Coral passed away in 2011.
MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015
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