The city's women refuge will see two new units furnished after receiving a $10,000 boost from the Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti.
The refuge - operated by Linking Communities Network (LCN) - saw two purpose-built units built in May thanks to funding from the state government, with the insides furnished through Griffith Avanti's donation in conjunction with support from local businesses.
LCN's deputy CEO Kirrilly Salvestro said the donation was "very helpful" as it allows women leaving domestic violence situations to feel comfortable in new surroundings during a difficult time.
"Being able to come into a furnished environment where they can just come in and be safe and their kids have somewhere to make a home makes all the difference for someone who has experienced DV," Ms Salvestro said.
"The ability for them to live independently while still having the support on site helps their healing journey.
"Without the clubs like Avanti ... [issues like] the personal items that women don't have or no access to money and when they're experiencing DV - just not having that lowers their self esteem even more so if we can provide that with thanks to the club, that helps women and children a lot."
The boost represents the major donation from the organisation for their financial year, with another $10,000 in funds due to be split across a number of other groups and services such as the city's PCYC and Kalinda School.
Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti president Vicki Stonestreet said the club members showed enthusiasm for the donation when it came time to decide what groups they would be providing donations to.
"All the members have a say where they would like the money to go," Ms Stonestreet said.
"Avanti demonstrated that they're all for [helping] the new unit."
The club intends to hand over more donations to other groups and organisations in the coming weeks.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic or family violence, multiple services are available to provide immediate support.
WHERE TO SEEK HELP
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) is a confidential information, counselling and support service.
- NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) is a statewide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women.
- Men's Referral Service (1300 766 491) provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men.
- Link2Home (1800 152 152) can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation.
- Lifeline (13 11 14) is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- If you are in danger or in an emergency, always contact Triple Zero (000).