Housing Plus’ push for a dedicated domestic violence shelter for women and children took a step forward on Thursday when Quota International of Orange donated $5000.
President Lyn Haynes said the donation came from a Melbourne Cup Day fundraiser, and was topped up by the club.
“One of our main missions is to support disadvantaged women and children. We wanted to support the drive for further crisis accommodation,” Ms Haynes said.
For 20 years, they’ve donated crisis kits to Housing Plus for people escaping domestic violence.
On average each year, Housing Plus works with 1400 women who have experienced domestic violence. CEO David Fisher said he was delighted to receive the donation.
“We already provide some accommodation in Orange, but there is a demand for more,” Mr Fisher said.
“We’ve received a lot of support already and this is just the start of securing the necessary funding to build and run a dedicated crisis centre.”