From July 2020 – July 2023, 8 in 10 women and children were turned away from the Hobart Women’s Shelter due to a lack of space.
That’s around 2,678 women and children with nowhere to go.
Women and children are staying longer at our Shelter as there are limited affordable housing options available. 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.
We have embarked on an ambitious project to build 25 new permanent homes for women and children facing homelessness by 2024 to add to the Shelter’s existing 25 emergency housing units – 50 homes for 50 years of service.
Based on discussions with women with lived experience of family violence and homelessness, we aim to create quality homes that are uniquely designed to ensure safety, respect, and connection to the community.
All gifts over $2 are tax-deductible. All donations from this campaign will be used to support land, planning, and construction costs.
In-kind contributions are also sought toward assisting with:
If you can assist with non-monetary or in-kind donations, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
Thanks to our supporters and sponsors identified below for their ongoing support of Hobart Women's Shelter. We couldn't do it without you.
Hobart Women's Shelter provides safe, emergency accommodation and support to women and children affected by family violence and/or those experiencing homelessness.
If you or someone you know needs emergency accommodation, please call us on 03 6273 8455 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
For immediate assistance, Housing Connect is available on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.