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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 11 Hansard (17 September) . . Page.. 4269..


(1) How many transitional houses (the stage between crisis accommodation and public housing) are available for women and families in the ACT.

(2) Which community groups are funded to provide transitional services for women.

(3) How much funding is provided for these services in the 2009-10 Budget.

(4) How much funding was provided for these services in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

(5) How many women and families are on the waiting list for this type of accommodation.

(6) What is the expected time spent on the waiting list for these transitional services.

(7) If women and/or families go straight from crisis care to public housing or to other accommodation what support services (such as counselling) are available to them.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) 21 houses are available for women and children in the Transition Housing Program. In addition there are 136 properties available for women and families that are utilised for crisis or transitional housing.

(2) The following groups are funded to provide transitional services for women:

Beryl Women Inc

Doris Women's refuge

Toora Women Inc

Inanna Inc

Karinya House Home for Mothers and Babies Inc

Northside Community Service

Communities @ Work

St Vincent de Paul Family Service

YWCA

Lowana

(3)-(4)

Service funding for Outreach and Transitional Housing Providers (inc. Indexation, exc. GST)

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Beryl Women Inc

$ 559,689.59

$ 563,801.80

$ 580,152.05

$ 598,427.00

Communities @ Work

$ 153,935.28

$ 156,711.61

$ 161,256.25

$ 166,336.00

Doris Women's Refuge

$ 565,936.25

$ 575,702.31

$ 592,397.68

$ 611,058.00

Inanna Inc

$ 1,368,740.90

$ 1,865,093.80

$ 2,217,353.60

$ 2,250,066.00

Karinya

$ 140,386.48

$ 305,520.77

$ 314,380.87

$ 411,889.00

Lowana Young Women's Service

$ 600,000.35

$ 604,149.51

$ 624,938.88

$ 695,150.00

Northside Community Service

$ 271,143.47

$ 269,286.50

$ 277,095.81

$ 304,805.00

St Vincent de Paul

$ 884,421.34

$ 1,175,104.20

$ 1,240,559.00

$ 1,279,636.56

Toora Women Inc

$ 889,341.00

$ 1,112,195.91

$ 1,288,558.58

$ 1,327,000.00

YWCA

$ 783,374.29

$ 776,939.38

$ 1,191,393.00

$ 855,806.00

Total

$ 6,216,968.95

$ 7,404,505.79

$ 8,488,085.72

$ 8,500,173.56


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