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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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⏰ June 30 is fast approaching and we are currently at 85% of our fundraising goal to help hire more caseworkers for our shelter. 🎯 Will you help us reach it? You can make a tax-deductible donation today at 👉 💞 Over the last two years, your care and generosity has helped us to purchase, update and furnish our shelter. Today, all funds raised will ensure more women will be supported by caseworkers - getting the holistic care they desperately need to recover from trauma and create a future full of hope.✨ Your donation before June 30 will help us bring safety, shelter and opportunity to more women and children in our community. 🏡 To all of you who have recently donated, THANK YOU. Your kindness has a huge impact. #HKWS #WomenWeKnow


HKWS commends the government for acknowledging the impact of domestic and family violence on women in the workforce. Access to paid leave is a game-changer. ♀️ To quote our ambassador Nick McArdle, “It is only when the community works together that we can raise awareness and help stop abuse. Domestic abuse does not discriminate.” 📰 Read more about the new policy in this The Sydney Morning Herald article. Tony Burke nickmcardle_oz #HKWS #DFVPaidLeave #SMH


Thank you to everyone who completed the 2022 Transurban Community Engagement Survey 🙏 We are very excited to announce that through your participation, we gained a $3000 donation! 🎉 Our shelter has been full for the most part of the last few months so this donation will be put to work immediately. We're currently focussing our efforts on funding additional caseworkers. Such special people who do amazing life changing work! This donation will allow us to purchase additional resources to support increased staff numbers. We thank Transurban for their continuing support of the women and children who seek our care, and the staff that make this possible. 🥰 🌸 #HKWS #Transurban


Thank you Bendigo! 💓 The Community Bank Turramurra and Lindfield is a major ongoing supporter of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter. Most recently in the form of their Staff Grants, where each staff member nominated a local community group to donate $1,000 to. The presentations took place at the Warrawee Bowling Club. We are so grateful that a staff member choose to donate to Beecroft House - our long-term accommodation shelter for women over the age of 55 who have experienced homelessness or domestic abuse. Over the last two decades, the Community Bank Turramurra and Lindfield has given over $2.8 million back into communities around Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai. An amazing achievement. Thank to everyone at the branch for your ongoing support of our community. 🏡 #HKWS #BendigoCommunityBank


Last Sunday, Berowra Community Groups held a wonderful mini fete at Berowra Christian School to support our shelter. ❤ The fete was opened by Julian Leeser MP, with talks from Nathan Tilbury - Councillor at Hornsby Shire Council and the school's Principal Steven Dodd. It was a day full of fun activities, food and craft stalls, a raffle, games and community spirit! ✨ An enormous thank you to Ann Leslie for organising the event and for her ongoing support of HKWS. And to Ann's son Charley who rode 🚴‍♂️ 8km that morning to raise money for the shelter. 👏 Together Ann, Charley and all of the community groups and individuals involved on the day raised $4,000! 💸 This amount will go a very long way to supporting women in the community who seek our care. Thank you so much. 🙏 Thanks also to Sign Fairy AU Hornsby & Surrounds for creating the colourful eye-catching shelter sign along the front of the school. 🦋🌈🌸 #HKWS #BerowraCommunityGroups


Have you been feeling the Winter cold? Are you having to grab that extra blanket or turn up your heating? ❄️🧣 💭 Imagine if you didn’t have these luxuries. Imagine if you were living in your car or on the streets, desperately trying to get through another bitterly cold night… Every night 1 in 2 women who seek crisis accommodation in Australia can’t access a safe warm place, due to a lack of capacity. These women may be sleeping in their car, may be doing it rough on the streets or worse still, staying in a violent relationship. At Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter we believe this is unacceptable. We believe every woman deserves shelter, safety and opportunity. Given the increase in demand for our services over the past year, we urgently need to hire more caseworkers to increase our capacity. Please make a tax-deductible donation today at 💖 Your gift will help to fund more caseworkers for our shelter - in turn helping more women we know escape domestic abuse and homelessness and have a safe roof over their heads.🏡 Thank you for your support. 🙏 #HKWS #WomenWeKnow


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