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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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How stunning are these floral arrangements?! 💐💐💐💐 Floristry teacher Amy and her students at TAFE NSW - Floristry Hornsby created and donated these incredible statement arrangements to decorate our 1930s Soirée a couple of weeks ago. An abundance of Irises were used, a nod to our celebration of Mary-Anne O'Connor's book, Dressed by Iris. 💜 From everyone at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter, THANK YOU Amy and students for creating these incredible art pieces! You are all so talented and they made our event so special. 🙏 #HKWS #floristrytafehornsby

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Visit to learn more about how you can help women in our local community this year. Thank you for your ongoing support 💞


Thanks to you, and people like you, we were able to buy a safe home for women in need of crisis accommodation in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai area. A place where women are nurtured and supported as they rebuild their lives. Thanks to you, we were also able to carry out renovations and upgrades to ensure our home is safe, sound, sustainable and secure for the women and children in our care. Thank you. 💜 Tragically, after the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia the demand for our services has never been greater. Women we know need help. We are asking for your support. Your donations before the end of the financial year will enable us to hire an additional caseworker and provide holistic and crucial support services across our three program settings; our Safe Place Shelter, Beecroft House and our Outreach Program. These services include accommodation, medical, legal and employment support. 📲 You can learn more and make a tax-deductible donation today at Please join us, continue your commitment this year and support women in our local community. Your donation will help a woman heal from trauma and create a better future. Thank you for caring. 🌻 #HKWS #WomenWeKnow


This week is National Volunteer Week. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. 🌏 🌱 It’s because of every one of our volunteers, your time and care to support women escaping domestic violence or who are at risk of homelessness, that we are #BetterTogether. THANK YOU to our gardeners and gift wrappers, our bakers and Bobbo marshals, the runners, walkers, stall and event holders, and our donors. Thank you for turning up. We so value you. And depend upon you. Your tireless commitment to the women at the shelter changes lives.💞 With gratitude, HKWS Management Committee and Staff #HKWS #NationalVolunteerWeek


It is amazing the things our supporters do to raise funds for our shelter. 🌱 💛 Annie is a long-term supporter of HKWS and only very recently helped to raise $4,000 for us through a small business event. Now she’s back fundraising again, but this time with a very different initiative. Do you need a new mascara? 👀 Annie runs an Arbonne business and during the month of May she is donating $10 to our shelter from every mascara sale on her website. Show Annie and your eyelashes some love and purchase your mascara today 👉 May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a period aiming to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and of the support available to those affected. We’d like to thank Annie and all of our supporters for raising awareness this month, and every month. 💪 #HKWS #DVAwarenessMonth


Violence against women is any act of gender-based violence that causes or could cause physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of harm or coercion, in public or in private life. — UN Declaration Domestic abuse is a serious and widespread problem in our local community and in Australia. During May, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we think it’s important to share with you, our supporters, some information regarding the state of domestic abuse in Australia. OurWatch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. Become more informed today by reading their quick facts on the issue here: Domestic abuse can be prevented. At HKWS our vision is to have a community that values all women, particularly vulnerable women, and supports those experiencing the trauma of domestic violence and homelessness. Thank you for learning more and sharing this vision. #HKWS #DVAwarenessMonth


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