If you are in immediate danger, call 000

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter provides emergency accommodation and support services to women facing domestic violence or homelessness.

HKWS accepts clients mostly by referral from domestic violence or homelessness service providers.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and/ or homelessness and need safety and shelter now, contact Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1800 656 463 or Link2Home 1800 152 152.

These services are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They will provide immediate assistance including help to find a place to stay – which may be with us or another WCS shelter.

If you are in need of urgent help you can also call:

1800RESPECT 1800 737 732

Hornsby Hospital (02) 9477 9123


Translation or difficulty with speech or hearing

If you need help with translation or have difficulty hearing or speaking you can use these numbers;

National Relay Service 1800 811 811 for people who have difficulty hearing or speaking.

Translating and Interpreting Service 13 14 50 for people who don’t speak English or have difficulty speaking English.

HKWS Outreach Program

HKWS has a specialised Outreach Program enabling women who cannot be physcially housed at the Shelter to access all the same vital services that our clients receive in-house.

This includes personal case management as well as assistance with health, mental health, education and employment opportunities and financial literacy.

Male Victims

Domestic Violence can happen to men too. There are services that can help you.

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 (24 hours a day).

Daisy is a free app that connects people experiencing domestic violence to information and support services in their local area. Developed by 1800RESPECT, Daisy is available on iTunes and Google Play.

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