25 Dec 2009

Safe houses full before Christmas

5:07 pm on 25 December 2009

Women's Refuge says many of its safe houses were full to capacity in the run-up to Christmas.

The period is usually relatively quiet as women try to stay in their own homes and give their children a family Christmas.

But a spokesperson says the past fortnight has been extremely busy.

She says Refuge workers expect to be extra-busy after Christmas when other women and children seek safety.