Relationship advice closer to home
IT'S BEEN a long time coming but Relationships Australia was yesterday thrilled to officially throw open the doors of its new venue on Tank St in Gladstone.
“We're delighted to be able to offer this space to the Gladstone people and to have the opportunity to further work with this community,” deputy CEO Natasha Rae said.
Relationships Australia is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides relationship support services.
The work that it will be able to do in Gladstone has been significantly increased now it has relocated to the new and much larger venue.
Independent Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham was delighted the community service would be readily available to Gladstone residents.
“The fact that you're here for families in crisis is wonderful,” she said at the opening.
“Healthy relationships lead to healthy communities, and our community will be the better because of your work.”
Ms Cunningham also voiced her appreciation for the work Relationships Australia has done to help victims of domestic violence.
“Overt and covert domestic violence is very debilitating to any relationship,” she said.
“Addressing domestic violence is extremely important in order to have a healthy society.
“Promoting awareness and potentially a solution to this problem is hugely important.”
Gladstone elder Jacqueline Johnson blessed the new establishment and deemed it “a wonderful facility”.
“Our people have need of help in this area and we appreciate your work very much,” she said.
The new centre is situated at 10 Tank St, Gladstone.