Volunteers create safe space for women in need

Alcoa volunteers roll up their sleeve to help establish the Safe Woman Safe Family premises.
Alcoa volunteers roll up their sleeve to help establish the Safe Woman Safe Family premises.

VOLUNTEERS have helped convert a garage and garden space into a usable facility for Safe Woman Safe Family.

The group from Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery used the backyard busy-bee to transform the garage into a meditation room, paint fences and walls, plant garden beds and install new toilets.

Safe Woman Safe Family founder Tanya Langford said the support had been great.

“It’s incredible to have such strong advocacy for what we’re achieving in the community,” she said.

“The busy-bee was so important in helping us to create a safe and welcoming space for our clients.”

Safe Woman Safe Family aims to help and empower those who have been impacted by family and domestic violence.

Alcoa employee Kylie Haines said it was important to help deserving initiatives like Safe Woman Safe Family.

“This group is just starting out in the community and needed a helping-hand to raise its profile and, in turn, support local women in really difficult circumstances who might not know where else to turn,” she said.

The volunteer work is part of Alcoa’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) program.