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22 May 2024

The Maitland community is taking it in their stride to combat domestic violence

With domestic violence a growing and devasting issue for communities all over Australia – taking action at a grass roots level is one important way to help confront the problem.

Those working in Community Housing understand the challenges - we deal with the impact of domestic violence daily as we seek to find homes for customers and their families in need of a safe place.

Our employees are incredible people who often go above and beyond their jobs - volunteering their personal time to help others and using their professional skills to support the wider community.

This is the case for Hume’s Manager of Housing and Impact, Port Stephens – Jenna and her colleague Richard. Jenna is the current president of Maitland Against Domestic Abuse (MADA) whilst Richard is the Member Liaison.

MADA is hosting its first community day this Sunday, 26 May at the Maitland Regional Athletics Track (8am-1pm), called ‘Move for MADA’.

The event, which Jenna will MC and Hume is proud to sponsor, aims to engage the community and raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence which affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men after the age of 15.  There’ll be a family fun walk, run and pram roll activities plus great speakers like novelist and social commentator Jane Caro AM, along with opportunities for advice, enjoying activities, food trucks and stalls.

MADA is made up of a group of passionate volunteers raising awareness for domestic violence and abuse services across Maitland, Hunter Valley NSW.  Direct services are not part of their role as MADA mainly seeks to raise awareness of local domestic violence support services and be a part of changing community culture towards violence.

We’re extremely proud of Hume employees like Jenna and Richard who seek to support their community at every opportunity. We thank them for their commitment and wish MADA a successful event.

For more information about MADA and the event go to their website