Womens group wins grant to support survivors

FRONTLINE domestic violence service, the United Muslim Women Association, will receive almost $100,000 to establish a Multicultural Family Support Centre to ensure victim-survivors can access crucial help in their community.

State MP for East Hills, Wendy Lindsay, said the East Hills group was the local recipient of the Covid-19 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Infrastructure Grant Program funded by the Federal Government.
“Frontline workers in East Hills are putting in a colossal effort to help people at-risk of domestic, family and sexual violence during the pandemic and ongoing recovery period,” she said.
Muslim Women Australia Acting CEO Nemat Kharboutli said the funding would allow them to better support vulnerable women, children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
“Keeping women and children safe, while maintaining connections to schools and networks, is crucial to effective outcomes and longer-term healing,” she said.
For confidential advice, support and referrals, contact: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), the NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) or Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491).