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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter opened its doors in February 2015 offering safe emergency accommodation and support services to women facing domestic violence and homelessness.

HKWS offers accommodation for a period of three months with an expert team of professionals providing tailored case management to help women reclaim their lives and create a safe and happy future. This includes access to health, legal, education and employment services.

The Shelter can support up to 10 women at a time. Women who cannot be immediately housed can access the HKWS Outreach Program.

HKWS also supports and manages Beecroft House which is a Shelter for women aged 55+ years and has a capacity for 17 women. In addition to the Shelters, HKWS also provides outreach services for past Shelter clients or women with their own accommodation needing additional support.

Part of the Women’s Community Shelter’s network whose funding model involves a collaboration between business, philanthropic foundations, local communities and the NSW and Commonwealth Government.

HKWS is a registered charity. We rely on the generosity and kindness of people and businesses in our community.

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Women assisted in 2021. A further 105 couldn’t be helped because of a lack of resources.

Stories

Our support services empower vulnerable women through opportunities for personal growth and the development of life skills, to build a self reliant future. Read some of the client stories below to find out more

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A Bright Future for Yvonne

Yvonne fled her violent husband and established a new life with her teenage children. Underweight, anxious and with no financial security, Yvonne struggled to make ends meet. On the brink of homlessness, Yvonne turned to HKWS for help.

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A New Beginning for Kate

The death of her two sons led to the breakdown of Kate’s family. Her husband began abusing her and Kate turned to the solace of alcohol to mask the pain of her situation. On the verge of a breakdown, HKWS was there to help Kate recover and turn her life around.

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A Safer Path for Sara

When Sara was aged 35 years, she arrived at Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelters after she decided to end her  marriage of 14 years. The terrible trauma of a miscarriage, which was caused by violence, meant Sara finally found the courage and strength to leave.

Person with a heart

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Women safely housed since opening

Hands holding a heart

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Women and their children supported through HKWS Outreach Program

97

Women assisted in 2021. A further 105 couldn’t be helped because of a lack of resources.

What’s On

Sydney Welsh Choir

📅 19 November 2022, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
 

The Welsh Choir comes to Wahroonga. Get your tickets here!
https://events.humanitix.com/wahroongarotary

A feast of Welsh and traditional music by the Sydney Welsh Choir at St John’s Uniting Church, Wahroonga.

 
This is a joint fundraising initiative of the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, St John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga and the Sydney Welsh Choir. Tickets $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12, and includes a sumptuous afternoon tea.
 
Proceeds from the event are being directed to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

📅 25 November – 10 December
 
Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.
 
The theme this year is ‘UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls’.
 
This year, at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, we’re asking our community to UNiTE! and take action during these 16 days. It’s up to each of us to speak out and raise awareness of gender-based violence. 🗣
 
Here are 3 powerful things you can do! 💪
 
1️⃣ Host a UNiTE! event with friends and colleagues 🍰 – hold a gathering at home or at work during 16 Days of Activism and raise vital funds to make a difference to the lives of women at our shelter. Email our team (ua.gro.swkh@eciffo) and we’ll send you some tips and resources to support your event!
 
2️⃣ Become an HKWS GEM 💎 – Giving Every Month is one of the most powerful ways you can support our shelter. Thanks to Community Bank Turramurra and Lindfield all new GEM supporters will have their first month’s donation MATCHED. Click here to learn more and sign up today!
 
3️⃣ Share our social media posts 📲– spreading awareness is crucial for collective action!
 
Our vision is for a community that values all women and supports those experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse and homelessness. It is your continued support that allows us to do this work. Thank you.

gem ‘give every month’ program

The GEM Program has been created to celebrate and grow the special community of people (existing and new) who are giving on a monthly basis to the shelter. This program is a collaboration with Turramurra & Lindfield Community Bank.

Thanks to Turramurra & Lindfield Community Bank, all new GEM supporters will have their first month’s donation MATCHED. Dollar for dollar.

It’s easy to become a GEM. Simply sign up via our GEM regular giving donation page here! If you’d prefer to give via direct debit, you can contact our team to arrange this at ua.gro.swkh@eciffo

 

GEMs are the backbone of the HKWS family – providing regular, sustainable income that we can rely on. They are kind, compassionate and committed to helping women and children in our community who are escaping domestic abuse and homelessness.

handel’s messiah

📅 1 December 2022, 8pm
 
The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Ecumenical Choir is a wonderful community group who are performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on the 1st of December 🎊 This will be a fabulous night with all funds will be directed to HKWS.
 
Please come along and enjoy a special evening in the lead up to Christmas!
 
You don’t want to miss out! Get your tickets for the fantastic event here 👉 https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=934491
 

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