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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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It’s time to refresh and recycle your wardrobe! 💃 Sell your pre-loved designer clothes and accessories in partnership with Ku-Ring-Gai Netball Association on Saturday 1st of April from 8am -1pm at the Canoon Road Netball Courts. Stall hire is $30 and proceeds will be donated to Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, so you can feel good about your donation! Or come along on the day and find a cute new outfit! Book your stall via the link below


The last Census results revealed the shocking statistics regarding the extent of homelessness for older women in NSW. This is why our Beecroft House, shelter services, and community outreach services are so important for older women in our community. “NSW is the second lowest funded service system in the country and has the second highest rate of homelessness. Services have the highest turn away rate because they physically do not have enough people and resources to help the volume of people who need support.” - Trina Jones, the CEO of Homelessness NSW.


A big thank you to our friends at @fourseasonsplantbug for raising $300 for HKWS through donations by customers who ask for their plants and gifts to be wrapped. We appreciate your on-going support, these much needed funds will go towards providing temporary supported accommodation for women in crisis. #donation #HKWS @womenscommunitysheltersau


Today is Harmony Day, a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism and diversity 🧡 ​​It is a day about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Our Shelter celebrated Harmony Day with a multicultural feast. It was a wonderful opportunity for staff and residents to connect with one another in a safe space, and share stories about their cultures and traditions 🥰 Harmony Day also coincides with Persian New Year so some traditional New Year dishes are included 🍲 🍽️ At HKWS we value diversity and inclusivity, and always strive to make the women and children who seek our care feel that they are welcome and that they belong 🌸 To learn more about Harmony Week activities happening in your community, visit this link 👉 #HKWS #harmonyday #harmonyweek #everyonebelongs


We'd like to extend a big thank you to all who supported HKWS over IWD 💜 Special thanks to Abbotsleigh ‘s The Interact Club who sold purple ribbons and The Zonta Club who held a Bake Sale for IWD with proceeds going to HKWS. The sale was very popular and the baked goods sold out quite quickly! If you would still like to donate, head to the link below


We still need 25 more volunteers for the Bobbo! 🚴‍♀️ Get your friends, colleagues and family together to volunteer for the annual Bobbin Head Cycle Classic bike ride. The event will take place on Sunday 26 March from 6-12 am. We are looking for an army of volunteers to support HKWS at the Bobbo by being Course Marshals on the day (e.g. directing riders out on the course). Register here Why volunteer? ✅ Wear a flashy high vis vest ✅ Encourage the cyclists ✅ Meet some new friends ✅ Have an enjoyable day ✅ Feel wonderful that you are supporting HKWS and other local charities. Bobbin Head Cycle Classic #HKWS Women's Community Shelters


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