Dawn House Incorporated

Playgrounds update project

The LUCRF Super Community Program is proud to partner with Dawn House Incorporated, our first community partner in the Northern Territory. 

Dawn House IncorporatedDawn House is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency accommodation and support services to women with children who are escaping domestic violence. 

The service opened in 1978 and currently provides six emergency units of accommodation on site and eight transitional accommodation units off-site. Additionally, they provide a free counselling service, a community education service, specialist support workers, emergency relief by way of food and taxi vouchers and off-site accommodation when the shelter is full. 

Each client has a specialised case worker assigned to them and they are actively supported to make decisions that will improve the safety and quality of their own lives as well as those of their children. 

Funding from the Community Program has enabled Dawn House to upgrade two playground areas which were unable to be used due to the equipment being over 20 years old and not compliant with work health and safety regulations.    

Generally, over half of Dawn House’s residents are children under the age of 11. Due to the high demand for accommodation and small amount of available space, there are few places for the children to play. These much needed playgrounds provide children with a safe outside play area where they can increase their motor skills such as balancing and climbing and play with other children that they are residing with.

The playground project included the laying of soft-fall surfaces and a range of up-to-date playground equipment that is age appropriate. 

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