Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter

 Community Groups

Empowering women in crisis to create a better future.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter exists to:

  • Provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis, such as homelessness and /or domestic violence.
  • Provide a safe non threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
  • Inform and empower women to make active decisions about their lives and encourage them to seek alternatives and options using a participative management approach.
  • Create an environment where women can share skills, ideas and information and with support from Shelter workers help each other to work through their skills.
  • Provide services to all women who can self manage regardless of their age, sexuality, cultural and linguistic diversity or whether they have a disability or mental illness.
  • Advocate on behalf of women experiencing Domestic Violence, ensuring they have access to resources and can live their life safe and free from fear.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate services with other non-government organisations and community agencies.
  • Raise awareness in government, other services and the community about homelessness and domestic violence and impact it has on women and their families.
  • Engage in structural advocacy to improve service and legal response to women experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.
Contact details

Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai. See website for details.Ku-ring-gai,2075 https://www.hkws.org.au/