New Leaf Village - Renovation

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New Leaf Village safely accommodates women and children who have escaped domestic violence.

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How will the funding be spent?

The Village will consist of 14 individual 1,2 &3 units and shared indoor and outdoor common areas. All of the units require renovations including new kitchens, floor coverings, bathrooms and internal walls. This funding will be spent on renovating the common areas; the group activities room including a kitchen, crèche, laundry and outdoor space. The renovation of these areas will provide a place for women to participate in group sessions that encourage healing and skill development

How will the project be delivered?

Junction Australia will oversee the project build and manage the various trades involved. We will be seeking other donations of building materials and looking for opportunities for students from the local TAFE and Senior College to be involved as a live training works program. The project will be staged in sections with blocks of units being renovated and large outdoor works to convert a large car park into a child friendly village green and play space

How many people will directly benefit from this project?

650 women and children escaping domestic violence will be accommodated within a year.

How will you measure the impact of this project?

The overarching outcome is to provide additional safe and secure accommodation and a reduction in unsafe options like Motels being used.
Families will be surveyed on entry and exit to assess their feelings of safety, confidence and belonging.
The levels of skills developed by women to live independently measuring the participation and skill development levels.
Group and individual therapy sessions attendance, participation and skill development will be measured.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

New Leaf Village provides a safe alternative to motel accommodation currently used by many families when they escape domestic violence.
NLV will be a child-centred, family-friendly place that will provide:
• a safe and stable home for women to ‘catch their breath’ amid crisis and to begin to rebuild their lives
• the village atmosphere will provide opportunities for women and children to connect with each other and heal together
• Professional support will enable families to thrive and grow

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Organisation details

Organisation Name

Junction Australia

What does this organisation do?

Junction Australia is a trusted provider of a wide range of community support services and quality, affordable housing that currently manages 1,700 homes across South Australia. We firmly believe that by working together we can take steps that enable people to navigate their way from ‘Crisis to Connectedness’. We work with groups and individuals in the community to overcome barriers, develop resilience and enhance connectedness.


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Graham Brown

18 Apr 2017

I commend this project to all who are concerned about the traumatic impact that domestic has upon vulnerable women and innocent children. This project has been developed in consultation with the Northern Domestic Violence Service and numerous other community agencies that are committed to working together to achieve transformational outcomes for families in the Northern Adelaide area. I invite you to STAND UP with us to establish this haven from Domestic Violence where women and children can 'catch their breath' and access support services whilst they get their life back track and 'turn over a new leaf' in their life story.

Graham Brown
CEO, Junction Australia