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

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

The Speak Out Save Lives campaign aims to increase understanding of what domestic violence looks like and how to respond and seek help.  We hope to encourage everyone to become informed and feel empowered to Speak Out Save Lives.

Who We Are

The 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