Lou’s Place is a unique, community-based refuge for women in crisis, feeling isolated or needing support in the Kings Cross area of Sydney. Lou’s Place receives no government funding and relies on the community, donors and corporate partners to open its doors to those women facing issues of homelessness, domestic violence, mental health or addiction.
The Ottomin Foundation has been privileged to be involved since 2013. Over the years, the Foundation has provided funding for the much-needed refurbishment of the terrace and support programs, including providing regular funding for the Plunkett St Playgroup, a joint venture set up by staff at Lou’s Place and the local public school to help mothers and young children in the community.
In 2020, Lou’s Place commenced a capital campaign with the aim to purchase a new dedicated facility to expand its service and increase the number of women it can serve by 50 per cent. The Foundation’s support has been additionally extended through its Charity Committee Director, Jennie Kovacs, taking on the role as a member of the Lou’s Place Capital Campaign Committee.