Safe Haven to victims of domestic violence

THE Warwick Safe Haven is branching out on its own, with plans to introduce a local drive behind the domestic violence shelter.

Since being established in May 2010, Safe Haven has provided short-term emergency accommodation for women and children who have found themselves in dangerous home situations.

Representative of the current management committee Bette Bonney said she was excited about the new phase.

"Warwick Safe Haven, up until now, has been under the umbrella of Relationships Australia," Mrs Bonney said.

"We thought, for various reasons, we needed to become a stronger local body as an entity and look into becoming an incorporated body."

Mrs Bonney said the move would allow easier access to funding and a louder local voice, while still retaining the alliance with Relationships Australia.

"It's important for them to stay with us for their credibility and expertise in the domestic violence area - we wouldn't want to proceed without that," she said.

A meeting will be held at the St Mark's Church hall on February 25 at 7pm.

Anybody who is interested in joining the committee or assisting with fundraising can phone 0437619711.



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