It is the greatest fear of Wagga's support workers that one day, perhaps soon, they may have to turn away a victim of domestic violence simply because there is no room available.
One of the major facilities in Wagga is the Sisters Housing Enterprise (SHE).
Wishing to remain anonymous, one long-term staff member at the facility said that the house is almost always at capacity.
"We have one moving out today, and already we've identified someone who will take that room," she said.
"I could have a multi-storey building and I'm sure I'd still fill it."
The complex provides a variety of services that extend beyond domestic violence, but up to 39.4 per cent of presentations in the past nine months have been victims of an intimate partner's aggression.
By comparison, the next highest category of those living under the SHE roof have become homeless through eviction. They make up 16.8 per cent of the residents.
Additionally, up to a third of all those who arrive have children in tow.
"About 20 per cent of those who come here present for other reasons, but when we start to talk it's clear domestic violence is also part of their story," said the support worker.
When the house is at capacity, the overflow may be able to seek refuge at various motels around the city. But, the paramount concern is security and at times that means emergency transferal.
"I can remember one woman who presented at 10am and she was out of town by 1pm, on her way out of the state."
The logistics of these cases promotes a lot of difficulty for the six staff members who work around the clock at the facility.
"It can be emotionally very difficult, but it is also rewarding," said the support worker.
"One particular woman came through as a survivor of [family] violence. She went through the programs and got help, and then she left.
"She hasn't been in for about four years, but in the last week she contacted me to say she had made a new life. She had a new relationship, she was studying, working, and had stable accommodation.
"It's their journey, and we don't often hear what happens but sometimes I wonder if we've made a difference at all."
"There is a perception there that it's shameful. I hear it a lot, they say 'I shouldn't be here, this shouldn't happen to me, I should be stronger'.
"Usually it's a class idea, but we know that domestic violence can happen to anyone, no matter how much money you have or where you live."
Several years ago, Jenny Davies founded the Liberty From Violence charity in Wagga. But, a lack of funds forced its closure roughly 10 months ago.
Despite its dissolution, Ms Davies has held onto the hope her actions saved the lives the many she describes as "the great unknown".
"One story I hold on to was when an agency came to us on a Thursday," she said.
"The lady was in fear for her life and she had two children with her. I said we'd do whatever it takes, and the next day she was two states away, living anonymously in a refuge.
"We saved her from imminent danger, and that has always stayed with me."
"I had hoped it would be reinstated, but it was a vein hope. We did have a lot of community support," she said.
Announced earlier this week, the federal budget committed $328 million to developing national strategies against domestic violence.
Of that figure, $75.4 million will be used to set up additional emergency accommodation around the country.
But of the family violence strategies outlined in the budget, this had the the lowest financial commitment attached. A fact state MP for Wagga Dr Joe McGirr finds troubling.
"It's always good to have recognition of the issue, and it's always good to have funding," he said.
"Our share of that total won't likely be very much.
"The maths suggests the funds might be small, [because] these figures are for the nation. Based on how many people there are in Wagga, that's not a lot to go around."
Through Wagga Family Support Services' pilot program, Dr McGirr said, up to 2000 domestic violence cases are referred from police each year.
"About half follow up with the services offered there, so that's an extraordinary number considering the population of Wagga," he said.
"The demand is there, so this funding will only scratch the surface."
Other services received a higher proportion of the federal funding. Mental health, for example, will be boosted with $737 million.
But director of Wagga Family Support services Jenna Roberts said she believes any funding indicates that domestic violence remains in the public consciousness.
"Any investment in crisis accommodation is good," she said.
"Money certainly can help the problem, but there can always be more. It's a step in the right direction, and a recognition there there is a problem, but in saying that money can't solve the problem entirely."