Parramatta Girls Home should be turned into a women’s refuge, victims say

Former inmates of the notorious Parramatta Girls Home in Sydney’s west are fighting to turn parts of the site into a hub for services helping women fleeing domestic violence.

Domestic violence services in Western Sydney say more providers are desperately needed to ease the pressure they are under, with the region recording some of the highest rates of domestic violence in Australia.

At this stage, part of the Parramatta Girls Home site has been earmarked for the development of apartments but it is understood the plan is yet to be finalised.


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