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

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.

City2Surf virtual run in your neighbourhood

Join #TeamHKWS in this year’s City to Surf.

Help women facing domestic violence and homelessness

HKWS is super excited to share this year’s City2Surf adventure with our community!

This year we aim to raise $25,000 to help deliver our vital support services to women who come to us in the most desperate circumstances.

Funds raised will help us innovate and extend out outreach program, advocate for women in need, and raise awareness about how we can all make our community a safer, kinder space.

Come and join us for some fun while raising money for women who need our support.

You can run, walk, skip or stroll with the HKWS team, or you can sponsor a family member, friend or yourself  to “Run for Shelter” on your own.  

Your support helps women experiencing domestic violence and homelessness. Every dollar, for every kilometre counts. 

City2Surf 2021 will be a local neighbourhood event, where you can choose your own 14km route in your local LGA at any time from 17-24 October 2021.

 It’s a simple two-step process:

Step 1: Register on the City2Surf website and download the app.

Step 2: Setup a team here and begin fundraising.

See you from 17 – 24 October 2021!

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

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