Help us assist women in crisis to create a better, happier future

Help us assist women in crisis to create a better, happier future

Upcoming Events

Local Businesses Support Shelter

A group of local Berowra businesses and community groups are working together to support HKWS. This community fundraising event is at Berowra Baptist Church, 23rd May from 11 – 12:30pm.

This event will include but is not limited to:

  • Bugs About live bug displays,
  • Guessing competitions,
  • Jumping Castle,
  • BBQ,
  • Henna Tattoos

The event is ticketed due to Covid. Free tickets can be bought here.

Ann Leslie, from Ann Leslie Music Studios will be running a half marathon to raise funds for this cause, leaving from St Marks Anglican Church, Berowra at 7am. To support her in this run and donate click here.

Return and Earn

Did you know you can select HKWS as your charity when you return and earn?

Click the image to hear more from our President Louise McCann about why she and her family are getting behind this initiative.

And you don’t have to be in our state to donate to us through Return and Earn using their new App.

Inspiring Hope, Empowering with Confidence.

Every woman deserves to live with hope and dignity.

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month we are bringing our community, women and men, together to Inspire Hope and Empower with Confidence, and give every women the chance to live with hope and dignity.

Where: Kiplings Garage Bar and Restaurant: 2 Eastern Road, Turramurra NSW 2074

Date: 24 May 2021

Time: 8:00am to 10:30am

Find out more and get your tickets here.

 

Who We Are

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter provides safe, temporary accommodation for vulnerable women fleeing domestic violence or homelessness. Our support services assist women in crisis to create a better, happier future. Read the stories of some of our clients below to find out more.

 

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.

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 she turned to alcohol to mask the pain. On the verge of a breakdown, HKWS was there to help Kate recover and turn her life around.

A Safer Path for Sara

Sara, 35 years, arrived at HKWS after ending her 14-year marriage. The trauma of a miscarriage caused by violence finally gave her the strength to leave.

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 homelessness, Yvonne turned to HKWS for help.

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 she turned to alcohol to mask the pain. On the verge of a breakdown, HKWS was there to help Kate recover and turn her life around.

A Safer Path for Sara

Sara, 35 years, arrived at HKWS after ending her 14-year marriage. The trauma of miscarriage caused by violence finally gave her the strength to leave.

Person with a heart

331

Women safely housed since opening

Hands holding a heart

46

Women supported through HKWS Outreach Program

58

Women assisted in 2019
A further 105 couldn’t be helped because of a lack of resources