New crisis refuge for women and children in Albury

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15 November 2023

A new domestic and family violence refuge is being built in Albury to provide emergency accommodation to women and children in the region.

The refuge is being developed by Housing Plus and YES Unlimited and is supported by $6.1 million in capital funding under the NSW Government’s Core and Cluster Program.

The centre will comprise seven new self-contained units, with onsite counselling, legal assistance and education providers.

This model empowers women to build independence in a safe space with immediate access to support services.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Jodie Harrison said this state-of-the-art refuge is one of many rolling out across NSW to provide critical support to women experiencing domestic and family violence.

“The Core and Cluster model gives women the support they need to recover and rebuild, while fostering their independence,” Minister Harrison said.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Housing Plus and local Albury services YES Unlimited whose work is informed by decades of experience operating in the area.”

The Core and Cluster program provides $426.6 million over four years to build new refuges across
NSW. The program will support more than 2,900 women and children every year.

Construction of the Albury Core and Cluster facility is expected to finish in January 2025.