Hunter domestic violence and homelessness support service Jenny’s Place has received $18,000 as the beneficiary of the Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

The breakfast fundraiser will put the money toward the organisation’s Newcastle Domestic Violence Resource Centre, which offers early intervention and prevention services for women and children.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes says it’s important for the city to support Jenny’s Place.

“The Newcastle Domestic Violence Resource Centre is not government-funded and relies solely on community donations and sponsorship to keep its doors open, so I’m pleased to be able to help support such an important cause,” Cr Nelmes said.    

“This is particularly significant when you consider the DVRC is a referral pathway for the Staying Home Leaving Violence program and many other agencies, including the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Centrelink, Housing NSW and other housing providers, educational institutions, health professionals and hospitals, counsellors and more.”

Jenny’s Place Executive Manager Marcia Chapman, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Jenny’s Place Community Relations Coordinator Kim Britton, and Kingdomworks Pastor Rick Prosser.