Nyngan Mission Australia spotted in the main street providing information and cupcakes

SUPPORT: Mission Australia support workers Bonnie Young and Lorraine Wales were on hand to provide some free information, cupcakes and a chat. Photo: COMMUNITY HUB
SUPPORT: Mission Australia support workers Bonnie Young and Lorraine Wales were on hand to provide some free information, cupcakes and a chat. Photo: COMMUNITY HUB

Nyngan's Mission Australia were down at the chemist on Wednesday raising awareness about domestic and family violence.

Support workers Bonnie Young and Lorraine Wales were on hand to provide some free information, cupcakes and a chat.

"We had a successful morning engaging with our community, which we had the privilege to enjoy a chat and provide information to 38 wonderful community members," support worker at Mission Australia Nyngan, Lorraine Wales said.

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According to Mission Australia domestic and family violence is a leading cause of homelessness in Australia.

They say It doesn't discriminate, affecting women, men and children of all ages and any cultural heritage, leaving a terrible and lasting impact on individuals and communities.

Mission Australia statistics say 16 per cent of women and 5.9 per cent of men have experienced physical violence from a partner since they were 15, and more than one million Australian children are affected by family and domestic violence.

Mission Australia has a support service covering the Bogan and Warren areas, offering support and assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless due to domestic violence.

Ms Wales said the service was a port of call for anyone suffering or needing advice. She said an increased awareness of what constituted domestic violence, and the new services, had led to more people seeking assistance.