More support needed for rural women

GREAT NEED: Limestone Coast Family Violence Action Group chair Sonya Mezinec and Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service manager Susie Smith highlight the need for more resources to help women in regional areas facing domestic violence.

A SIGNIFICANT number of women in domestic violence situations throughout the region are potentially missing out on vital assistance due to the lack of resources available, according to a local service provider.

With 62pc of the region’s population living outside of Mount Gambier, Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDVS) manager Susie Smith said there was a significant under-representation of women from outlying areas being identified.

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