Domestic violence is an ever present issue in our community. Covid, unemployment and financial strains exacerbate relationship conflict and some women will need a new and safe place to live. Women leaving abusive relationships often do so with little or nothing. They have to start again and struggle with the financial, practical and emotional challenges.
Northern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service offers interim emergency accommodation including a specific program for single women. Eventually these women will need to find longer term accommodation and will need to equip their homes.
NADVS and Rotary Mawson Lakes are partnering to pilot an assistance program specifically for individuals who need a helping hand to set up their new homes. Rotary will purchase kitchen utensils and crockery for distribution by NADVS.
The program will be evaluated in mid 2021.