The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter aims to provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence. They provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
The Shelter’s professional case managers assist with:
Temporary supported accommodation
Resolution of the crisis
Assisting, creating and exploring housing options
Promotion of good health and well being
Life skills to promote independence and self esteem
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter is one of only two women’s shelter or crisis accommodation on the north shore: the other is in Manly. Together they provide 22 beds.
Australia has over 55,000 homeless women and 1 in 2 of these are turned away every night.
In many cases women are financially trapped in a situation of domestic violence. They face the choice of becoming homeless or remaining in their current circumstance. There are insufficient services to help women in this situation.
Most women are homeless due to domestic violence and mental illness also plays a big role in women’s homelessness.