Western Weekender bring awareness ,Minister Stuart Ayres supports this great initiative for Penrith and Greater Western Sydney.
Western Weekender along with Minister Stuart Ayres support this Unique program launched in Penrith to help domestic violence victims
Western Weekender reported that the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation has partnered with the Australian Dental Health Foundation to deliver the Rebuilding Smiles program to victims of domestic violence across western Sydney and local Penrith communities, a major first in NSW.
The program aims to repair broken, chipped or missing teeth to rebuild the confidence and social performance of domestic violence victims.
Queen of Hearts Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Michele Ellery, said initiatives like this have a profound effect by not only drawing attention to this serious issue but also working to hopefully end it altogether.
“The Queen of Hearts Community Foundation provides a free front line service including case management, counselling and programs within seven to 10 days to the most vulnerable,” Ms Ellery said.“It is the turning point in a person’s journey away from domestic violence and child sexual abuse, and is our number one priority.
“The Rebuilding Smiles project will help victims who have experienced domestic violence, regain confidence within themselves and assist them in job seeking and greatly reducing any significant dental health issues, when affordability seems so out of reach for many.”
Thankyou to the Western Weekender for this special edition and thankyou to Minister Stuart Ayres MP for you and your teams support.
For more information, visit www. queenofhearts.org.au/rebuilding-smiles- delivered.
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