Management of an additional two-bedroom cottage has been handed over to Catherine House, increasing the number of crisis beds available to women experiencing homelessness.

Catherine House can now offer accommodation to 54 women each night, up from 52. The service helps women who might otherwise be homeless, or remain trapped in a domestic or family violence situation.

Often during domestic and family violence situations, it is unsafe for a woman to remain in their own home. In these cases, crisis accommodation is a vital service that provides critical short-term housing for women and children who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness.

Organisations like Catherine House provide a safe space where women can start their recovery journey and access assistance to help them plan for the future. It operates at several undisclosed locations in the Adelaide CBD and offers services for women aged over 18 unaccompanied by children. Services include safe accommodation and other assistance to help them rebuild their lives and plan for the future.

Further information about Catherine House is available at www.catherinehouse.org.au