Heartfelt House receives $300,000 funding
PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has announced $300,000 in funding for Heartfelt House to continue its services to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Funding for the Alstonville-based was due to run out on June 30, but now Mr Hogan has secured $300,000 over two years to allow the organisation to continue to help survivors and better plan the range of services it offers.
"Last year when it was threatened with closure I successfully lobbied the then Human Services Minister Kevin Andrews to immediately find $100,000 to keep Heartfelt House going while I secured longer term funding," Mr Hogan said,
"Through ongoing discussions and meetings I convinced the new Minister Scott Morrison that Heartfelt House provided a much-needed service on the North Coast and that if it wasn't funded there would be a gap in these vital services.
"Under the Government's Strengthening Communities Programme, Heartfelt House will now have funding security which will allow it to develop sustainable plans to ensure the services it provides are always available to those in need."