Women & children to benefit from new domestic violence shelter in Qld

Women and children seeking refuge from domestic and family violence in southwest Queensland will benefit from a new emergency accommodation shelter at Roma.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman announced today that $5.04 million will be spent to establish and run the new shelter.

“When women make the brave decision to leave a violent relationship, we must ensure we have the support and services there to help – and regional Queensland is no exception,” Ms Fentiman said.


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“We have listened to the concerns of the local community and non-government organisations about the need for support and safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic and family violence in Roma and the southwest.

“The new service in Roma will provide women and children with a place of safety and assist them to secure longer term accommodation, including social housing and private rentals to help them re-establish themselves in the community.

“Tackling domestic and family violence is one of our highest priorities and this is why we are continuing to open these vital new services across the state.”

The new shelter at Roma comes six-months after the opening of two new 72-hour crisis shelters in Townsville and Brisbane in December and the announcement last month of a new $3.64 million shelter at Charters Towers.