Funding boost for the Penrith Women’s Health Centre in Lindsay 

The Morrison Government has provided an additional $240,000 for the Penrith Women’s Health Centre to support women and children experiencing family and domestic violence in Lindsay. 

Minister for Women’s Safety Anne Ruston said the extra funding allows more women to connect with specialised services that would help them rebuild their lives free from violence. 

“The Health Centre would use this funding to employ two additional specialised family and domestic violence caseworkers and buy security equipment to ensure that women visiting the centre are safe and feel safe,” Minister Ruston said   

Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh visited the team at the Penrith Women’s Health Centre with the Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews, to discuss how this additional funding helps women and children receive the support they need to get back on their feet.

“The staff at the health centre have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic, when sadly we know there was an increase in cases of domestic and family violence,” Ms McIntosh said.

“Penrith Women’s Health Centre has provided thousands of consultations to women, with a range of health and wellbeing services including counselling, legal support, massage therapy and female health services.

“Having another two specialised domestic and family violence caseworkers allows more women in our community to receive targeted and individualised support.  

“The Penrith Women’s Health Centre also helps educate women and children to become safer and more resilient in emergencies and connects them to other support services.”

The Morrison Government has provided a total of $720,000 to the Penrith Women’s Centre over four years. 

The Morrison Government is investing a record $1.1 billion from the 2021-22 Budget to improve outcomes for women’s safety. 

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