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Charity supporting victims of domestic violence gets cash boost
A charity that helps woman and their children who are victims of domestic abuse has received a cash boost.
Solace Women’s Aid, which helps women and their children in Haringey, will receive £229,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
The money will go towards the charity’s projects in the borough to support young people and their parents who are living in domestic violence refuges.
Mary Mason, chief executive of Solace Women’s Aid, said: “Securing this funding is a wonderful start to 2013. Unfortunately many families come into a refuge over the festive period, often with no possessions because they’ve left their home in a hurry.
“Children living temporarily in our safe accommodation have had their lives seriously disrupted by a violent father and are at risk from depression, anxiety, educational underachievement and ill health.
She added: “This grant will really help us to make sure the disadvantage these kids experience when they’re young doesn’t affect the rest of their lives.”
The project will employ several family workers who will provide support for women and children living in refuge centres in Haringey.