Local domestic violence refuge Jodie’s Place is in desperate need of food and blankets as the cold winter continues.
The refuge has helped 16 families since it opened in September last year.
It provides the women with not only a place to stay; it helps them find suitable housing, and also supplies furniture and bedding when they leave.
“Most of the women come here with nothing,” Jodie’s Place coordinator Paula Mudd said.
“We provide them with just about everything that we can – beds, dining table, cutlery, linen, whatever we’ve got on hand.
“Some of them have no money, so we also supply food”
Ms. Mudd said the community has been very generous, but as they have catered to so many families, everything is being used.
She said non-perishable food and blankets are their biggest need, while whitegoods would also be appreciated.
The refuge’s lawn mower is currently broken, so they are also looking for someone to offer their services to mow the lawn.
Jodie’s Place inquiries can be directed to Hunter Domestic Violence Support and Advisory Services on 4990 9609.