Thank you Myer Hobart and the Myer Community Fund

We are pleased to let our Facebook friends know that we have received a grant from the Myer Community Fund.  The $25,000, the funding will be used to purchase toys and equipment for a new activities and recreation room and to set up a toy library in our new purpose built shelter (we move in…

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Annual Report

 Thank you to all of our Facebook friends for your support and encouragement throughout the year.  Our 16/17 Annual Reports highlights our achievements and the ever growing number of women and children requiring crisis accomodation. Our focus this year will be how we can assist more women and children in need. Click here to download our…

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Myer Fund

Thank you to Myer Hobart and the Myer Community Fund for selecting the Hobart Women’s Shelter as their local charity partner over the past 12 months.  Myer Hobart’s team raised $4,512.65 and the Myer Community Fund matched their contribution bringing the total contribution for the Hobart Women’s Shelter to $9,025.30.  This is a substantial donation,…

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A big shout and thank you to Nell at Rendezvous Lounge Café at Salamanca for paying it forward.  Nell has been involved with the pay it forward movement for some time and has selected the Hobart Women’s Shelter as the recipient of her recent pay if forward initiative. After winning free advertising from 7HOFM, Nell…

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Liz Gillam, Board Member at HWS for being awarded for service to government.  Liz is deeply committed to fairness, justice and public policy. Read more here

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Together we can make change

Thank you to Danni, Emma, India and the team at Lush Hobart for raising over $900 at our recent Charity Pot Party.   Also to everyone who attended the event, we believe that this level of support signifies a turning point in community attitudes that have tolerated violence against women and children, together we can…

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In 2016 the Hobart Women’s Shelter’s (HWS) assisted 197 women, children, providing a total of 7039 nights’ accommodation over the course of the year. This is an increase of 5% from 2015. In addition to the assistance we have provided, the HWS receives a number of calls which we are unable to assist due to…

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When every news story is about fear, hate and misfortune, and every person we pass has their nose buried in a phone or tablet it might be easy for us to start to think that we live in a time of individualism and social isolation. Working in the community sector, and reading the news, I…

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Contemporary Turkish writer and thinker Mehmet Murat ildan wrote that “For stairs to be safe, every step on the stairs has to be safe,” an idea which generates images of sturdy pathways forward and seems an appropriate thought from which to begin this post about safety. One of the Hobart Women’s Shelter’s (HWS) core values…

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Domestic Violence

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” This is a Native American quote about education which resonates well with two of the Hobart Women’s Shelter’s (HWS) core values – collaboration and growth. We strive to work collaboratively to build positive, professional and respectful relationships to achieve…

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