Haven Foundation - South Yarra (24.05.2016)

Written on the 25 May 2016

24 May 2016




GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, the Honourable Martin Foley.

It relates to the Haven Foundation located in South Yarra which provides accommodation for some of our most vulnerable members of the community.

Last week I was at the Prahran Mission breakfast and met up with the CEO, who spoke to me about the success of that project and what the Haven Foundation is now trying to do, and that is to expand into the Geelong and Frankston areas. It was a commitment of the former government that if we were to be elected in 2014, funding would be provided to assist the Haven project in Geelong. The CEO spoke to me about what the Haven Foundation is trying to achieve, and that is to provide accommodation not only for people with mental illness but also for women fleeing from domestic violence.

I understand that the Haven Foundation has had various conversations with the current government and the current minister and that a funding commitment is to be provided. However, it is not known when that will actually be delivered.

I am calling on the minister to provide that funding as a matter of urgency so that these projects can get up and running in Frankston and Geelong and provide that necessary accommodation support for both people with mental illness and women fleeing domestic violence.

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