Empowering women in crisis to create a better future

Empowering women in crisis to create a better future

WHO WE ARE

The Shelter provides temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis such as domestic violence and homelessness.

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What we do

Provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women to assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.

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Get Involved

Help the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter fill a much needed gap in emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and homelessness.

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Donate Now

Every dollar received benefits the shelter directly. Our board and supporting committees consist of dedicated, unpaid volunteers.

321

 reported domestic violence assaults in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Council areas in the past year

316

women safely housed at our shelter since opening in Feb 2015 (as at Dec 2018)

85%

needed help due to domestic violence, 15% were homeless

97%

had a tailored case plan within 72 hours of shelter arrival

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

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Give regularly

The shelter is dependent on donations. Every dollar received benefits the shelter directly.

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Partnerships

We are always keen to connect and form partnerships. Contact us for more information.

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Fundraising

Set up your own fundraiser for the shelter.

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Volunteer

If you’re interested in helping out, please sign up as a volunteer. When we need someone, we will put out a call.

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Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will can make a real difference to support women in crisis.

Yvonne's Story

For ten years, Yvonne had lived in the same local home after fleeing her violent husband with teenage children. As her children became adults and moved out, Yvonne struggled to pay rent on her own and surmount increasing debt. Unable to make ends meet, Yvonne was living with a friend before calling our shelter for help.

Kate’s New Start

The loss of her two sons led to the breakdown of Kate’s family. Her husband started to abuse her and she turned to alcohol to mask the pain. Our Shelter helped 58-year old Kate recover, turn her life around and achieve a full University scholarship.

Turning Sara's Life Around

35 year old Sara arrived at our shelter after ending her 14 year marriage. The trauma of her miscarriage caused by violence finally gave her the strength to leave. As Sara talked withher caseworker, their eyes never met as Sara was too ashamed to interact with anyone.

Yvonne's Story

For ten years, Yvonne had lived in the same local home after fleeing her violent husband with teenage children. As her children became adults and moved out, Yvonne struggled to pay rent on her own and surmount increasing debt. Unable to make ends meet, Yvonne was living with a friend before calling our shelter for help.

Kate’s New Start

Why should our shelter offer a bed to 58 year old Kate? No way our shelter should offer a bed to Kate . . . of aboriginal heritage and until recently she consumed around two litres of alcohol a day. But there’s more to Kate’s story.

Turning Sara's Life Around

35 year old Sara arrived at our shelter after ending her 14 year marriage. The trauma of her miscarriage caused by violence finally gave her the strength to leave. As Sara talked withher caseworker, their eyes never met as Sara was too ashamed to interact with anyone.

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