HKWS offers vulnerable women a safe and supportive environment to escape and recover from the trauma of domestic violence and homelessness. We provide practical services and a caring shoulder to lean on to help women rebuild their lives.
Provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis, such as homelessness and /or domestic violence.
Provide a safe non threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
Inform and empower women to make active decisions about their lives and encourage them to seek alternatives and options using a participative management approach.
Create an environment where women can share skills, ideas and information and with support from Shelter workers help each other to work through their skills.
Provide services to all women who can self manage regardless of their age, sexuality, cultural and linguistic diversity or whether they have a disability or mental illness.
Advocate on behalf of women experiencing Domestic Violence, ensuring they have access to resources and can live their life safe and free from fear.
Liaise and co-ordinate services with other non-government organisations and community agencies.
Raise awareness in government, other services and the community about homelessness and domestic violence and impact it has on women and their families.
Engage in structural advocacy to improve service and legal response to women experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.
Empowering women in crisis to create a better future