St Vincent de Paul Society receives $4m funding boost from State Govt

Child Protection and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk. Picture: Robin Kornet
Child Protection and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk. Picture: Robin Kornet

THE St Vincent de Paul Society of Western Australia has received a $4 million funding boost from the State Government.

Highgate homeless night shelter Tom Fisher House has been awarded a five-year service agreement worth more than $750,000 per year.

The funding will provide safe and supported overnight accommodation for up to 12 people a night who would otherwise be sleeping rough on the street.

Additionally, a grant of $250,000 is being provided to the Society to assist with operating costs of its Passages Resource Centre in Mandurah, a service that provides drop-in and referral services to young people aged between 12 and 25.

Child Protection and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said the funding highlights the State Government’s commitment to breaking the cycle.

“Tom Fisher House not only provides crisis accommodation and services to those who would be otherwise sleeping rough on the street, it provides dignity and hope to those who need it the most,” she said.

“By providing marginalised young people with basic support and assistance through the Passages Resource Centre, we have the capacity to change the trajectory of their lives.”

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