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WHO WE ARE

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

What we do

We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.

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.

Donate Now

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

263

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

282

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

72%

needed help due to domestic violence, 23% were homeless

97%

had a tailored case plan within 72 hours of shelter arrival

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Give regularly

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

Partnerships

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

Fundraising

Set up your own fundraiser for the shelter.

Volunteer

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

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

Aug
20
Tue
Ladies Charity Day – Magenta Shores
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ladies Charity Day - Magenta Shores

Pymble Golf Club Charity Fundraising Committee warmly invites you to their fun Ladies Charity Golf Day at Magenta Shores.

Proudly supporting the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

Shotgun start at 8:30am
Team Stableford – Best 3 scores of 4 count
$130 per person
Price includes: golf, cart, sit down lunch, prizes and a $20 donation. Drinks and extras can be purchased on the day.

Open to all clubs and friends of Pymble. For PGC members, the team booking sheet is located in the ladies locker room.

For event and payment information, email Isolde Weaver at
weavers12@bigpond.com

Why not stay at the central coast for a few fun days of golf with your friends: Mention the charity golf day to The Pullman Magenta Shores Hotel for a one night stay. Some rooms will accommodate four people for one night.

Aug
24
Sat
St Ives Coffee Crew @ St Ives Shopping Village
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
St Ives Coffee Crew @ St Ives Shopping Village | Sydney | NSW | Australia

Once again thanks to the team at St Ives Shopping Village, we will be hosting our information table. If you can spare some time, this is a special way to volunteer for your shelter, sell some raffle tickets and connect with the community.

Sep
6
Fri
Save the Date: High Tea @ Pymble Golf Club
Sep 6 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Save the Date: High Tea @ Pymble Golf Club | Sydney | NSW | Australia

Save the Date for a wonderful fundraising event for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter with the ladies of Pymble Golf Club.

Full details available in August.

Sep
8
Sun
The Spring Sing @ The Concourse
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spring Sing @ The Concourse | Chatswood | NSW | Australia

Come and join us for our annual Hummingsong Concert where all 6 choirs come together for an evening feast of beautiful songs.

This year we are supported by Bill Risby Jazz Trio. Expect to be charmed, amazed, and uplifted by the power of hearing our mass choir of 350 + singers!

An event to mark in your diaries and not to be missed.

Supporting Women’s Community Shelters.

Tickets not on sale yet but soon! Watch this space.

Oct
27
Sun
St Ives Coffee Crew @ St Ives Shopping Village
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
St Ives Coffee Crew @ St Ives Shopping Village | Sydney | NSW | Australia

Once again thanks to the team at St Ives Shopping Village, we will be hosting our information table. If you can spare some time, this is a special way to volunteer for your shelter, sell some raffle tickets and connect with the community.

Nov
5
Tue
Save the Date: Melbourne Cup Luncheon @ Pymble Golf Club
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Save the Date: Melbourne Cup Luncheon @ Pymble Golf Club | Sydney | NSW | Australia

Save the Date for our 2019 Melbourne Cup Luncheon hosted by the Pymble Ladies Golf Club Members.

A wonderful day of sweeps, raffles, lucky door prizes and delicious lunch. Dress for the races and enjoy an afternoon with your friends while raising money for your favourite Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.

Full details and ticket cost available shortly.

If you would like to be featured in our major raffle, please reach out to us at office@hkws.org.au

Apr
1
Wed
HKWS 2020 Trek
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
HKWS 2020 Trek

In April 2020, Kylie Macdonald (Morgans Financial Limited) is dedicating her annual team trek to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, your north Shore based womens shelter providing a home to victims of domestic abuse and homelessness.

11 intrepid spirits will join Kylie on this very special #hkws2020trek and we encourage you to consider supporting them.

The following basic statistics help demonstrate the prevalence and severity of violence against women:

1. On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.
2. 1 in 3 Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
3. 1 in 5 Australian women has experienced sexual violence.
4. 1 in 6 Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by current or former partner.
5. 1 in 4 Australian women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner.
6. Australian women are nearly three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.
7. Australian women are almost four times more likely than men to be hospitalised after being assaulted by their spouse or partner.
8. Women are more than twice as likely as men to have experienced fear or anxiety due to violence from a former partner.
9. More than two-thirds (68%) of mothers who had children in their care when they experienced violence from their previous partner said their children had seen or heard the violence.
10. Almost one in 10 women (9.4%) have experienced violence by a stranger since the age of 15.
11. Young women (18 – 24 years) experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence than women in older age groups.
12. There is growing evidence that women with disabilities are more likely to experience violence.
13. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women report experiencing violence in the previous.12 months at 3.1 times the rate of non-Indigenous women.
14. Indigenous women are 32 times as likely to be hospitalised due to family violence as non-Indigenous women.14

#hkws2020trek

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