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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

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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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Gift Wrapping volunteers needed!

Spread the festive spirit and support women and children in need by helping HKWS raise funds by gift wrapping at Hornsby Westfield!

Have some fun with our great team and volunteer for a couple of hours.

Our gift wrapping stations will be ...running from 18 - 24 December. Go to our website to sign up!

#Christmas #christmaswrapping #WestfieldHornsby #HKWS #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #WCS #womenscommunityshelters

We hope you are enjoying our 16 Days of Activism events so far! Up next we have Guided Meditation with Isa from Isa's Haven!

If you are feeling drained and tired, or simply in need of a much deserved rest, this short guided meditation will help you relax, reconnect with yourself and ...come back into balance.

Get your tickets here:

#IsasHaven #16DaysofActivism #OrangeTheWorld #EndFemicide #16DaysCampaign #UNWomen #HKWS #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #WCS #womenscommunityshelters

A reminder to join us for our next 16 Days of Activism event, Taking Time Out for YOU, presented by Annie Kenyon!

In this live Self Care Session, you will discover how to combat the signs of ageing skin with confidence, and learn how to create a professional daily makeup look that will ...take you just 5 mins. 25% of profits from sales will be donated to HKWS!

Get your tickets here:

#AnnieKenyon #16DaysofActivism #OrangeTheWorld #EndFemicide #16DaysCampaign #UNWomen #HKWS #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #WCS #womenscommunityshelters

Today, 25 November, is the #InternationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen launching the #16DaysofActivism against Gender-Based Violence. This year is the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, and we are calling for an end to violence against women.

Nearly 1 in 3 ...women have been abused in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as we’ve seen during COVID.

You can make a difference to the lives of women in our local community who are experiencing abuse. Talk to you friends and family, register for one of our 16 Days activities, or make a donation to our shelter.

Violence against women is any act of gender-based violence that results in physical or emotional harm to women. It can include social, financial and coercive control and is designed to create fear.

Your support for the Hornsby Kur-ing-gai Women's Shelter is already making a huge impact on the lives of women. Together, let's strive to support and care for women around the world, and end Gender-Based Violence.

#InternationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen #16DaysofActivism #OrangeTheWorld #EndFemicide #16DaysCampaign #UNWomen #HKWS #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #WCS #womenscommunityshelter

A reminder to come and join us for Watercolour Flowers painting tutorial by Kathy Lee on Thursday 25th November!

We will be painting three flowers in different colours in a loose watercolour style, using wet on dry and wet on wet techniques. You can choose any colours, depending on what ...paints you have available. One of the lucky subscribers will win the artists painting.

Get your tickets here:

#16days #OrangeTheWorld #HKWS #hornsbykuringaiwomensshelter #WCS #womenscommunityshelters

Thank you!

Congratulations and thank you to North Shore Craft Group, who held their Christmas Exhibition over the weekend. Through their incredible talents, they raised over $1000 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter!

By raising funds and awareness for what we do, the ...North Shore Craft Group has allowed so many women who seek our care to receive support over the Christmas holiday time, a time when it is needed the most.

#northshorecraftgroup #NSCG #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #HKWS #womenscomunityshelters #WCS

We are so grateful!

Thank you to Joan Hallman and the creative and generous ladies at Lutanda Manor at Pennant Hills. So many beautiful rugs. Knitted and crocheted by hand, their love and kindness has been woven through every single one. They will bring such joy and warmth to the women who... seek our care.

We feel so blessed. Through their compassion, Joan and her friends are making a real difference to the lives of women. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Thank you to Service NSW Hornsby for running a morning tea for White Ribbon Day on Friday 19th November.

Organisations like these help raise awareness and much needed funds to support the Shelter.

If you would like to run a fundraiser for the Shelter, check out our page to see you can help. There are so many ways to get involved and change the lives of the women who seek our support!

16 Days of Activism - 3 days to go!!

A reminder to get tickets to our wonderful events being run throughout 16 Days of Activism!

An excellent opportunity to support the work of the women's shelter, learn new skills and listen to empowering stories.

For more ...information about events and tickets visit:

#16days #UNWomen #HKWS #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #womenscommunityshelters #WCS

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

It was started by activists at the inaugural ...Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter joins individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

We’ve organised some wonderful experiences for our supporters to enjoy. Be part of our local initiative, change lives for women who seek out care and support this important global movement!

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

For more information about the campaign and this year’s focus visit the UN Women website.

#16days #orangetheworld #UNWomen #hornsbykuringgaiwomensshelter #HKWS #womenscommunityshelters #WCS #1800Respect

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