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Boosting Domestic and Family Violence Services during COVID-19

The Territory Labor Government is putting victims first and boosting domestic and family violence services to keep vulnerable Territorians safe, particularly due to the impact of COVID-19.

Across the nation, there have been increases in domestic and family violence and the Territory Government is ensuring that services are boosted now, so that victims will be able to get the support they need.

10 organisations across the Territory will receive close to $3 million (total) in funding to deliver 35 projects focused on introducing new or enhanced counselling services, creating flexible care packages for clients, increasing outreach services and improving the governance and operations of services, including staff health and wellbeing.

The 10 successful community organisations include:

Some of the successful projects include:

Quotes from Minister for Territory Families, Dale Wakefield

“For Territory women, violence is the single largest driver for homelessness and is a major factor in children entering the child protection and youth justice systems.

“The Territory Labor Government will always put victims first and invest in services that will keep Territorians safer.

“Funding 35 projects across ten organisations will help to bolster domestic and family violence support services to keep women and their children safe - particularly due to the impact of coronavirus.”

 

Media contact: Paige Nguyen 0428 727 244