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Penny Dordoy appointed to the Board of Domestic Violence NSW

POSTED BY:Christine Chiarella November 1, 2021 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus is delighted to announce that our Head of Community Services Penny Dordoy has been appointed to the Domestic Violence NSW Board. Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) is the peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services in New South Wales. They work from a feminist, social justice perspective and recognise that domestic and family violence (DFV) is serious, prevalent, and driven by gender inequality.

Penny has 20 years’ experience in the NFP and Government sectors, including her previous role as Manager of the Central West Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy service (WDVCAS), and led the implementation of the first regional Local Coordination Point and Safety Action Meeting as part of the Safer Pathway reforms.

Penny, as Head of Community Services for Housing Plus, is responsible for the teams who deliver tailored support programs and maintains key partner relationships. She oversees two Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCAS), covering 22 courts in Central and Western NSW, other domestic violence and homelessness services including our innovative men’s behaviour change program, Commit and Change, as well as other services designed to break the cycle of disadvantage and poverty. She was central to the inception, design and development of The Orchard in Orange, a gold standard, purpose-built domestic and family violence refuge using the core and cluster model.

We congratulate Penny on her appointment and look forward to seeing the benefits of the work that DVNSW continue to provide to the communities of NSW.