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Jenny’s Place provides crisis accommodation and support through information, referral and advocacy for women and children escaping domestic violence and/or who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Established in 1977, Jenny's Place is a not for profit community organisation that provides a safe and supportive environment to empower women to make informed decisions in their lives.

One of out(fit)’s projects was to address the need for improvements to facilities at Jenny’s Place, a Newcastle based charity, which provides accommodation and support programs for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or at risk of homelessness. Out(fit)’s member architects, landscape architects and interior designers have worked together to create a new children’s playground garden area and deck with seating for mothers. We had previously commenced a working partnership with Jenny’s Place by enhancing security with new lighting and screens for windows.

The playground area began with Phase One in September 2016. This consisted of landscaping the outdoor area and preparation for the installation of new play equipment. Donations of time, skills, materials and money have made Phase One possible and we are actively fund raising to purchase the play equipment and advance to completion of the playground.

The completion of the project consisted of 3 phases of work completed by our volunteers.

 
 

September 2016

Phase 1

  • Mural

  • Perspex Fence

  • Cubby house visibility

  • Storage benches - built in workshop

June 2017

Phase 2

  • Play equipment upgrade

  • Soft-fall

  • Drainage

 

Funded by

Community Building Partnerships Grant

June/July 2017

Phase 3

  • Fence upgrade

  • Relocated washing line

  • Hopscotch

  • Play-boards

  • Deck

  • Bin enclosure

 

Funded by

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

 
 

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Jenny’s Place 2016

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Jenny’s Place 2017

see our story in the Newcastle Herald.

 
 
 
thank you from one of the children who access the services at the refuge

thank you from one of the children who access the services at the refuge

 
 
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