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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter opened its doors in February 2015 offering safe emergency accommodation and support services to women facing domestic violence and homelessness.

HKWS offers accommodation for a period of three months with an expert team of professionals providing tailored case management to help women reclaim their lives and create a safe and happy future. This includes access to health, legal, education and employment services.

The Shelter can support up to 10 women at a time. Women who cannot be immediately housed can access the HKWS Outreach Program.

HKWS also supports and manages Beecroft House which is a Shelter for women aged 55+ years and has a capacity for 17 women. In addition to the Shelters, HKWS also provides outreach services for past Shelter clients or women with their own accommodation needing additional support.

Part of the Women’s Community Shelter’s network whose funding model involves a collaboration between business, philanthropic foundations, local communities and the NSW and Commonwealth Government.

HKWS is a registered charity. We rely on the generosity and kindness of people and businesses in our community.

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Women assisted in 2021. A further 105 couldn’t be helped because of a lack of resources.

Stories

Our support services empower vulnerable women through opportunities for personal growth and the development of life skills, to build a self reliant future. Read some of the client stories below to find out more

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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.

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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 Kate turned to the solace of alcohol to mask the pain of her situation. On the verge of a breakdown, HKWS was there to help Kate recover and turn her life around.

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A Safer Path for Sara

When Sara was aged 35 years, she arrived at Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelters after she decided to end her  marriage of 14 years. The terrible trauma of a miscarriage, which was caused by violence, meant Sara finally found the courage and strength to leave.

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Women safely housed since opening

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Women and their children supported through HKWS Outreach Program

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Women assisted in 2021. A further 105 couldn’t be helped because of a lack of resources.

What’s On

Join Team HKWS in the city2surf!

The City2Surf is one of the most exciting events in our Shelter calendar! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer this event is for YOU.
 
We would love you to join Team HKWS and Run4Shelter in Sydney on 14 August 2022. Not only will you have fun with your friends, but you will raise awareness and funds for the vital work of our women’s shelter.💞 Whether you walk, run or dance – that’s up to you!
 
You can get started in two simple steps…
1️⃣ Register for the City2Surf here
2️⃣ Join Team HKWS here
 
Not in Sydney, don’t like running or can’t make it on the day? No worries, you can still support HKWS here.
 
By joining Team HKWS in the City2Surf you are empowering women to create better futures and helping to put an end to domestic and family violence in our community.
 
Thank you for caring and we hope to see you there! 🏃🏻‍♀️

Volunteer at the bobbo! Sept 18

After the disappointment of having to postpone the Bobbo in March, we now find the rescheduled date of September 18 fast approaching.
 
Due to the date change, we are requiring additional volunteers to help on the day.
 
Organised by Rotary, the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic raises money to support a number of local charities – including our Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter. 
 
This event is only possible thanks to the army of volunteers helping on the day. We would be so grateful if you signed up to support HKWS as a volunteer at the Bobbo. Sign up to volunteer here! 
 
If you signed up to volunteer in March, we will be in contact to confirm your volunteer slot, thank you. 

PLC GARDEN PARTY – SEPT 17

📅 SAVE THE DATE – 17 September 2022, 10am – 3pm 🎠
 
Pymble Ladies’ College biggest event of the year, the Garden Party.🌷🎊 Generously, all funds raised on the day will go to our shelter! Thank you Pymble 🥰
 
Rides, market stalls, food, live music and more! Pop this date in your diaries and come along for an amazing day whilst supporting women and children in our local community who seek our care. 💜♀️

dressed by iris book

Best-selling Australian author Mary-Anne O’Connor’s captivating new book, Dressed by Iris, has recently been released. A vivid, romantic story of Sydney in the 1930s and one young woman’s dream of designing her way from rags to riches.

Click here to buy the book today!

Books have been generously donated by SOS Removals so all profits from the book sold via HKWS go back to the Shelter. Your purchase is directly helping women in need in our community.

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