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

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

Upcoming Events

Return and earn

Did you know you can select HKWS as your charity when you return and earn?

Click the image to hear more from our President Louise McCann about why she and her family are getting behind this initiative.

And you don’t have to be in our state to donate to us through Return and Earn using their new App.

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Women’s shelter has partnered with local businesses, artists and creators to create and release content over the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2021. This includes a mix of pre-recorded content and live activities over zoom to encourage community participation, activism, empowerment and connection.

We really do believe that we have something for everyone.

To find out more and buy tickets to this event click here.

HKWS Christmas Wrapping at Hornsby Westfield

Volunteers are needed to help spread the festive spirit and support HKWS and women and children in need by helping us raise funds through Hornsby Westfield Christmas Wrapping.

This year we will be wrapping at two locations at Hornsby Westfield from 18th Dec to 24th Dec.

Location 1 – Outside JB Hi Fi on Level 3 Hornsby Westfield
Location 2 – Outside Harvey Norman on Level 3 Hornsby Westfield.

To find out more and volunteer for a gift wrapping timeslot please click here.

 

Who We Are

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

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