Key Assets have this week donated almost $9,000 to Sahara Women’s House—the first Indian woman and children’s domestic violence refuge, supported by the Sikh community.

The new refuge will provide vital services to Indian women who are affected by domestic and family violence, homelessness and financial hardship.

Key Assets CEO, Rob Ryan says he is pleased to be supporting the first women and children’s domestic violence refuge in Australia and says the funds will go a long way.

“The funds will be used to provide crisis support to women and children who cannot access Centrelink due to temporary visa status which will include emergency relief, food and counselling.” Mr Ryan says.

The donation will help the community welfare initiative provide services such as emergency crisis accommodation, domestic and family violence counselling, immigration advice and community support.

The cheque was presented to President of the Gurdwara Sahib, Jasjot Singh along with Jatinder Kaur, the Manager of the House. Federal Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and MP Federal Member for Bruce, Julian Hill also attended, thanking Key Assets for their support and work in the community.

For more information on Sahara Women’s House, or to donate and volunteer, please contact Ms Jatinder Kaur, manager of Women’s Sahara House on 0422 887 579.