HOPE HOUSE RECEIVES $50,000 BOOST FOR SERVICES

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced that Hope House in Batemans Bay will receive $50,000 to continue their amazing work in the local community.

Mr Constance said the $50,000 will give Hope House surety and will allow continuance of service to vulnerable members of our region, who may otherwise fall through the gaps.

Hope House is a multifaceted organisation that assists men with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, domestic violence, homelessness and provides clients with counselling and support services.

Hope House Manager, Mrs Shirley Diskon said that these funds from the NSW Government are coming at just the right time to ensure our doors stay open.

“It will mean that we can continue to operate as usual and keep providing the much needed service that we do.

“We fill a gap that other providers may not be able to cater for and we are extremely grateful that we can continue the work we do with these funds being allocated.

“I thank our local member, Andrew Constance for his continued support and advocacy and Minister Hazzard for acknowledging and supporting the work that Hope House does in our community.

“These funds will allow us to operate as normal until such time as ongoing, recurrent funding can be realised,” Mrs Diskon said.

“Hope House provide a service in our region that offers a second chance; it has proven results in rehabilitation and has taken vulnerable men from various situations and given them a purpose.

“Many of the men receiving support from Hope House would be otherwise isolated and alone but through their service, are rehabilitated and are once again becoming contributing members of society, with many obtaining employment and gaining life skills,” said Mr Constance.