Coast Shelter has received $818,000 funding from the NSW Government as part of The Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, joined Coast Shelter CEO Michael Starr in announcing the major development at the Coast Shelter Community Centre this morning.
The project will repurpose an existing storeroom into a multi-purpose open plan space in which to run targeted wellbeing programs for females experiencing homelessness, domestic and family violence, and other trauma.
Coast Shelter CEO, Michael Starr, said “This funding is an absolute game-changer for the Central Coast community and the services we are able to provide here at Coast Shelter’s Community Centre.”
“We will be able to accommodate and service more women with accompanying children, people who need access to mental health support, people who need access to alcohol and other drug counselling, and people who are feeling more vulnerable than in any other time in their life. As the rising costs of living start to bite hard for people across the Central Coast, we are seeing people access our services that we have never seen before in 30 years, but we are here to support them.”
Adam Crouch, MP, said “The Stronger
Country Communities Fund has been a godsend to regional communities like the
Central Coast because what it has been able to do is deliver funding to
grassroots projects across our region.”
“To secure that sort of funding is almost unheard of. I am absolutely delighted that we are able to provide this funding and I am seeing this organisation go from strength to strength. You’re so passionate, so driven, and what you do every single day for thousands of people in our community is literally priceless.”
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.