News PAYCE pledges $90,000 to help support The Hills Women’s Shelter
10 May 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE has committed $30,000 a year for the next three years to The Hills Women’s Shelter, The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is part of Women’s Community Shelters (WCS), a charity organisation set up to provide a network of shelters around the state.
The shelters work collaboratively with local communities and councils to provide emergency accommodation and a range of support services to women and their children in domestic violence situations.
PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd said the contribution by PAYCE would help provide specialist case management support to victims of domestic violence in The Hills district.
“The Sanctuary is recently established and already has a long list of families requesting their services,” he said.
“It’s important that women and their children caught in these terrible situations have somewhere to go for safe accommodation and support in the short-term in order to find their feet.
“The Sanctuary has had a wonderful response from the community and the business sector which has helped get the shelter off to a solid start.
“That’s great news as this type of service is costly to operate and largely reliant on the generosity of donors and volunteers to run the services,” Mr Boyd said.
“PAYCE is proud to be associated with such an important community service and we look forward to a rewarding partnership with the board of The Sanctuary.”
Women’s Community Shelters works with communities to provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe, comfortable and secure environment.
The support enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment in their lives.