Angelhands awarded Lotterywest grant

Ann O’Neill from angelhands with Perth College students wearing angel gear. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d483561
Ann O’Neill from angelhands with Perth College students wearing angel gear. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d483561

ANGELHANDS in Maylands has received a $350,000 Lotterywest grant to continue supporting people affected by trauma and family violence.

The not-for-profit organisation will use the funds to support programs for people impacted by trauma and family and domestic violence.

These programs offer tools, skills and strategies for addressing and recovering from trauma, including bringing people together to meet others in similar situations in a residential retreat setting.

Chair Karen Roberts welcomed the grant funding.

“Our staff and volunteers provide WA families hope and healing on their recovery from extreme trauma,” she said.

“We are honoured to have received this Lotterywest funding grant through the State Government and will continue our work to provide the very best support and care to people in need.”

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said the grant recognised the important work angelhands did in supporting people recovering from trauma.

“Stopping the scourge of family and domestic violence and reducing its impact on the community are key priorities for the State Government,” she said.

“We are working on a long-term strategy for preventing family and domestic violence across Western Australia.

“With women continuing to die and be injured at the hands of their partners, the work of organisations such as angelhands is unfortunately a necessary service in our communities.”

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