Centre Against Violence supported with $250,000

Centre Against Violence supported with $250,000
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WELCOME FUNDING: Centre Against Violence Wangaratta chief executive officer Kerry Burns (centre) welcomed the $250,000 in funding from the State Government’s budget, pushed for by Tania Maxwell and Jaclyn Symes. PHOTO: Leah Anderson-Byrne

THE Wangaratta Centre Against Violence (CAV), along with the Ovens Murray Centre Against Sexual Assault team, has received $250,000 to support therapeutic counselling for children and installation of additional CCTV monitors at the women’s refuge.

Tania Maxwell (MLC, Northern Victoria) accompanied fellow member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes at the centre to celebrate the funding from the 2019/20 State Government budget with chief executive officer Kerry Burns.

“When women and children seek refuge, they do so in a very frightened state; fear causes us harm and fear at elevated state for a length of time can create trauma which has a significant negative impact on mental health,” Ms Burns said.

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