12 February 2022
With an unaffordable rental market and long waitlists, women escaping domestic violence are acutely vulnerable. But projects to develop underutilised council land may hold the key to the crisis, with long-term economic benefits. By Cate Sumner.
Click for article in The Saturday 12 February 2022
8 February 2022
The Governor of Tasmania hosted a working meeting on the afternoon of 8 February 2022 to assist the Hobart Women’s Shelter with its next steps in seeking to build long/term permanent homes for women leaving family violence or who are otherwise homeless.
Please click HERE for the presentation.
Core Collective and Christopher Clinton Architects design for Hobart Women's Shelter
Can you help us to build homes for women and children in need?
The Hobart Women's Shelter (HWS) will mark 50 years of service to the women and children of Tasmania in 2024. We are the 2nd oldest Women’s Shelter in Australia and we need your help to continue our important work within the community.
Since July 2020 – 7 out of 10 women and 8 out of 10 children had to be turned away from HWS due to a lack of space. This is over 1000 women and children with nowhere to go.
Women and children are staying longer in crisis housing as there are limited affordable housing options available in Tasmania. Unfortunately, many of these women and their children will stay in, or return to, family violence situations where they are at risk of experiencing further trauma, injury and in some cases death.
The number one reason why women will not leave a family violence situation is the fear of being homeless.
HWS currently manages 25 houses that provide short term crisis accommodation for women and children in need.
HWS is aiming to provide 25 long-term permanent homes by 2024, for women and children to move into from the Shelter. Our goal is to build an average of 8 homes a year over the next three years (2022-2024) with a fundraising target of $2.5M a year ($7.5M in total).
Can you help us reach our goal of building 25 new homes for women and children in Tasmania?
How you can Help?
By donating below! Any type of monetary contribution will help us with land, planning, and construction costs. We'd love it if you could simply help us buy a brick! Every brick counts towards building a home. Any donation will make a difference.
Donate today and make a difference
Any donation of $2.00 or more is tax-deductible
Other Ways You Can Help
In-kind contributions are also sought toward assisting with the:
Engineering and other specialist construction requirements
Interior fit-outs and furnishings