On 21 November, Pathways Home, a new initiative by PAYCE Foundation, Women’s Community Shelters and Bridge Housing was launched by Prue Goward, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The project makes use of properties land-banked for development to provide transitional housing for women and their children leaving domestic violence.

On the week of the launch, the first beneficiaries of the project moved into a property made available by PAYCE. The property is now occupied by 2 women, each with 2 young children.

Only 4 weeks after the launch, a second PAYCE property became available and an additional two women have been housed in time to enjoy the Christmas period in a safe home environment.

With stable and secure housing, as well as ongoing outreach support from Women’s Community Shelters, these women and children have a chance to rebuild their lives and heal from violence.

The PAYCE Foundation is very proud to partner with Women’s Community Shelters and Bridge Housing to make a difference in the lives of people who have experienced the trauma of domestic and family violence.

The PAYCE Foundation will continue to expand the program in 2018 and will work with partners in the property development sector to increase the supply of transitional housing for the benefit of the many women and children affected by domestic and family violence.

For further information please contact PAYCE Foundation (02) 8080 2300.

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