Central Western Daily gets behind the push for domestic violence crisis centre in Orange

WORTHY CAUSE: CWD staff hand over donations to Housing Plus.

WORTHY CAUSE: CWD staff hand over donations to Housing Plus.

Central Western Daily (CWD) staff are joining the push to bring a women’s domestic violence shelter to Orange.

Housing Plus is campaigning to build a women’s refuge to cater to the 1,400 people who the organisation helps each year.

Community programs manager Penny Dordoy said Housing Plus was also collecting items to make the refuge feel more homely.

The Central Western Daily (CWD) made its first donation to Housing Plus on Friday; part of an on-going commitment from staff to to support the new venture.

CWD editor Tracey Prisk said family violence was a problem which had been hidden away for too long.

“We want to do all we can to ensure people feel at comfortable when they flee from a dangerous relationship,” Ms Prisk said.

“Getting behind Housing Plus’ efforts was an easy decision.”

Readers can leave donations at the CWD’s office at 190 Lords Place.

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