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Four northern suburbs properties are now providing women and children experiencing domestic violence a safe and secure home thanks to the $2.1million dollar Haven Program.

A joint initiative between Believe Housing Australia, AnglicareSA, and the Australian Government which provided more than $1.9million through its Safe Places Emergency Accommodation (Safe Places) program.

Safe Places funds the renovation, building, and purchase of new crisis or emergency accommodation to support women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.

Through the Haven Program, four existing properties were purchased and refurbished to make them fit for purpose – including appropriate security provisions – and all four have now been tenanted.

Believe Housing Australia (BHA) partnered with AnglicareSA’s Homelessness service which will provide case management and support services, while tenancy and property management will be delivered by BHA.

Believe Housing Australia Executive General Manager, Stacey Northover, said it had been a privilege to collaborate with the Commonwealth in providing housing for families experiencing violence.

“This effort doesn’t merely offer sanctuary,” she said. “It extends a vital lifeline, fostering the restoration of hope, dignity, and the opportunity to mend shattered lives.

“Within the safety of a secure home, past wounds can mend, paving the way for a more secure and promising future.”