I am writing in response to recent speculation in the media about the future of the South East Women and Children’s Services (SEWACS) in the Bega Valley. On behalf of the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) I would like to acknowledge the valuable work of South East Women and Children’s Services.
The choice of two service clubs better than one to keep Merimbula the number one choice as the best serviced holiday resort on the south coast of NSW. Merimbula depends on tourism for its survival and for that reason I think that the current situation where we have two clubs in town is the best option.
The article published last week about Sue, the homeless lady, portrayed local charities in a very poor light. By the time this article was printed she had received financial help from Vinnies and steps were being taken to provide emergency accommodation. It is wonderful that your paper was able to highlight ‘Sue's story and to achieve such a great response.
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