Empowering women in crisis to create a better future

Empowering women in crisis to create a better future

WHO WE ARE

The Shelter aims to provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence.
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What we do

We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will 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.

296

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

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.

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.

RECENT NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

    Dec
    12
    Thu
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

    Dec
    14
    Sat
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby
    Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby | Hornsby | NSW | Australia

    Once again our friends at Hornsby Lions will be in Hornsby Mall and inside Westfield selling their delicious cakes and puddings.

    The 1kg cakes and pudding $13 and 1.5 kg $17.

    You can also email orders to Ted@henebery.com.au

    As long time supporters of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, they will also be collecting donations for your Shelter.

    Dec
    15
    Sun
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby
    Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby | Hornsby | NSW | Australia

    Once again our friends at Hornsby Lions will be in Hornsby Mall and inside Westfield selling their delicious cakes and puddings.

    The 1kg cakes and pudding $13 and 1.5 kg $17.

    You can also email orders to Ted@henebery.com.au

    As long time supporters of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, they will also be collecting donations for your Shelter.

    Dec
    19
    Thu
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

    Dec
    20
    Fri
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

    Dec
    21
    Sat
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby
    Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby | Hornsby | NSW | Australia

    Once again our friends at Hornsby Lions will be in Hornsby Mall and inside Westfield selling their delicious cakes and puddings.

    The 1kg cakes and pudding $13 and 1.5 kg $17.

    You can also email orders to Ted@henebery.com.au

    As long time supporters of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, they will also be collecting donations for your Shelter.

    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

    Dec
    22
    Sun
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby
    Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Lions Cakes and Puddings @ Westfield Hornsby | Hornsby | NSW | Australia

    Once again our friends at Hornsby Lions will be in Hornsby Mall and inside Westfield selling their delicious cakes and puddings.

    The 1kg cakes and pudding $13 and 1.5 kg $17.

    You can also email orders to Ted@henebery.com.au

    As long time supporters of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, they will also be collecting donations for your Shelter.

    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

    Dec
    23
    Mon
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping
    Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Westfield Hornsby Christmas Wrapping

    SIGN UP to volunteer to wrap at the Westfield Hornsby 2019 Wrapping Station where all donations go directly to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

    Grab a couple of friends.
    Make this a giving opportunity with your work colleagues.
    Year 10-12 School Students are encouraged to get a jump start on their service hours.

    Westfield Hornsby make this possible by supplying all the tools, paper and ribbons.

    This year the wrapping station is right beside Santa and the food hall so you can shop, drop off your gifts, have photos with Santa, grab a meal and come back to pick up your gifts!

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