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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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Looking for that last minute gift idea for Mum? Our E-CARDS are the perfect solution - with a choice of donation options and you know that every cent goes towards the Shelter, supporting and working with vulnerable women in our community.
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Join us for BREAKFAST on May 24 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Our amazing keynote speakers will Inspire Hope, Empower with Confidence! -

Nothing like book shopping at your local bank!
Thank you for your always support, Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank Branches

Only a couple of weeks to go until an engaging lineup of speakers come together at our Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast at Kipling's Garage Bar on May 24. Each one brings their own unique perspective to the conversation and we would love to see you there. Limited seating, so book now....

What an extraordinary day our community created on Saturday! The sun shone on the magnificent historical home, Kuranda, Hornsby, for the launch of Mary-Anne O'Connor newest book, Sisters of Freedom. Thank you to Mary-Anne and your gorgeous family – each one was a ray of sunshine and of ...course, HarperCollins Books Australia for their incredible support.
Our hearts are full, as all proceeds from the day are being donated to the Shelter to help the vulnerable women in our community - and we could not be more honoured.
Our heartfelt gratitude to Jo and Bryan Moffat, the owners of Kuranda, for their outpouring of friendship, hospitality and generosity in opening up their home to 100 guests and a multitude of helpers.
Preparation for a party is no simple task and we thank all these groups for running tours, making and serving morning & afternoon teas and setting up and packing down. Big love to Rotary Club of Wahroonga, SOS Removals & Storage Thornleigh, The Cavalcade of History and Fashion Inc., Soroptimist International Hornsby, Element ICT and students from Barker College and Knox Grammar School for volunteering on their weekend.
This one goes down in history!

(photos include those from Rotary and Mary-Anne O'Connor's facebook pages)

May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please come along to our event on May 24 to hear from three incredible speakers and support vulnerable women in our community.

Set in the early 1900's, Mary-Anne O'Connors' Sisters of Freedom is a passionate tale of three sisters striving for freedom and independence. Growing up in the historical local residence of Kuranda, Hornsby, their actions change the face of women’s rights.
1901 is a time where ...Federation has been achieved, but Australian women are yet to gain the right to vote in their new nation’s elections and have a say in the laws that govern them.
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month is the time for community to come together and inspire hope and empower with confidence. Join us for breakfast at Kiplings Garage Bar Turramurra and hear our inspirational speakers. Limited seating, book now. ...

The incredible things people do ..... A group of local Berowra business and community groups are coming together on May 23 to to support our vital work. Led by local business owner and HKWS supporter, Ann Leslie's Music Studio , the day commences at 7am with a half marathon and finishes with... a mini festival day at Berowra Baptist Church. Register here Sponsor the runners here