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

Sisters of Freedom Pre-Order

Mary-Anne O’Connor is a bestselling Australian Author who grew up in the Bushland Shires of Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai. Mary-Anne and Harper Collins will donate $15 back to the Shelter from each book purchased via the HKWS shop. By buying the book through HKWS you help to raise funds that go directly to helping women in need in our community. Order your book here.

Book is available 7 April and we will have it delivered as close to that date as possible.

International Women's Day 2021 - 8th March 2021

This years International Women’s Day theme is Choose to Challenge. This theme is about choosing to call out gender bias and inequality and seek out and celebrate womens’ achievements. If you want to make your IWD meaningful I invite you to get in touch about arranging a speaker for your event and discuss how you can choose to challenge and help empower women.

Bobbin Head Classic - 28th March

Sign-up to be a volunteer marshall and support HKWS. All marshalls must be 18 years or over.

To find out more about the event click 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