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New Leadership at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

keep doors open to women and children facing domestic violence and homelessness

HKWS and Bendigo Bank…

…unite to raise $200,000 in 10 days for a Safe Place.

Health professionals…

and domestic violence case managers partner amidst COVID-19 crisis.

Silent Pandemic:

Women facing domestic violence and homelessness are even more vulnerable.

More funding…

…for domestic violence services needed to cope with Christmas and New Year.

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Thank you so much Alister Henskens MP for joining us at our International Women’s Day lunch! Your interest and support of our work is greatly appreciated 🌼


"Former Australian of the Year and family violence prevention advocate Rosie Batty has called on the federal government to increase funding for gendered violence prevention and make it more consistent." 💭A great 5 minute weekend read from ABC Sydney on how government and authorities can act fast to house and support people during emergencies like the pandemic, but need to do the same for gendered violence. Consistent funding is imperative to ongoing support. 👉Read the article here


🤝 Meet Jeremy! Jeremy is a handyman extraordinaire with a big heart. Since mid-last year, he has been helping out with a variety of maintenance jobs at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter - generously donating his time and expertise when needed. Whilst Jeremy never asks for accolades, rather silently supports us time and time again… we managed to snap a quick photo of him! 💐Jeremy, we want to say THANK YOU for everything you do to support the shelter and the women in our care. Your kindness is infectious.


Thank you to Graceful Advisory for being our most recent Corporate GEM sign-up! 💎 💖 The GEM Program was created to celebrate and grow the special community of people who give monthly to the shelter. GEMs are the backbone of the HKWS family – providing regular, sustainable income that we can rely on 🌸 Thank you so much to Graceful Advisory for your commitment to helping women and children in our community who are escaping domestic abuse and homelessness. See a quote from Grace, the director of Graceful Advisory, below! 💎 Sign up to be a GEM today 👉 “Graceful Advisory is purposefully evolving into an organisation led by our core values and mission. Our small team, powered by women with diverse experiences ranging from overcoming domestic violence and illness to raising daughters born prematurely or with disabilities, is dedicated to engaging with and supporting causes that resonate with our collective journey. The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, a beacon within our local community, perfectly aligns with our commitment to assist women and children—groups we deeply care about and seek to empower. Participating in the GEM program offered us a straightforward way to contribute meaningfully, with the intention of continuing and expanding our impact over time.” - Grace, Director 🦋


Our lovely General Manager Emily spoke at @Asquith Public School over IWD to 120 Stage 3 students. 🌟Emily spoke about International Women's Day and the work we do at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter to empower women in crisis to create a better future. We also discussed the importance of healthy relationships and being kind to one another in achieving greater equality for all. 💭The students were so engaged and asked many insightful questions. To celebrate IWD, they did a gold coin mufti day and raised a whopping $520 for HKWS! We are particularly grateful to School Captain Maddie who recommended HKWS as a charity to support. It was so heartwarming to see this care and initiative from Maddie and students in the room. 🫶Thank you to everyone in the Asquith Public School community for supporting our shelter.


👉We have a great podcast recommendation for your weekend From WCS! Spice Girl, Mel B in conversation with author Elizabeth Day. Few might know that for a decade, Melanie was in a coercively controlling and abusive relationship. In a powerful episode of the 'How to Fail' podcast with @ElizabethDay, Author, Mel B shares her story. 🎧 Listen to her journey by clicking here: #podcast #HKWS #HKWSrecommends #education #stories


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