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Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop – Tue 15 Sep 2020

August 27, 2020

Tuesday, 15th September 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Lunch is provided. Mentors in Violence Prevention Training gives you the skills to help end violence in our communities by learning how to be effective bystanders. Bystanders can confront, interrupt, or prevent violence. The half-day workshop is for everyone. It is full of activities and conversations about…

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Hobart Women’s Shelter Expansion

July 3, 2020

Today we are very excited to announce the Hobart Women’s Shelter has an additional 10, 2 bedroom crisis pods to further assist women and children who are experiencing family violence and/or homelessness. The new pods are on our existing site to ensure women and children are connected with on-site 24/7 support. In addition to these…

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Coronavirus update: CEO Message

March 18, 2020

Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) is closely monitoring developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic and is taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and the women and children who are currently being supported at HWS. During the past week, HWS has updated its policies and procedures as a further measure to stem the…

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His Crimes, Her Secrets

February 13, 2020

On Thursday 13 February, Tasmanian Governor Her Excellency Professor Kate Warner AC, will be part of the launch of local author Fran Spears’s book, His Crimes Her Secrets, at Fullers Bookshop. His Crimes Her Secrets is the story of one woman’s strength to overcome the odds of domestic violence. “I wrote this book to help…

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Transitional Accommodation for Families

January 10, 2020

As you would all be aware, there has been a significant change in the Hobart rental property market over the last few years, with Hobart now having one of the highest rents in Australia. Clearly this has affected the demand for accommodation, with more women and children seeking assistance due to the housing crisis and…

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Child and Young People’s Support Worker

November 22, 2019

As a Child and Young People’s Support Worker in an accommodation facility, you’ll be part of a skilled team responsible for helping children and young people experience childhood to its fullest. Please read the following Position Description. If applicable please email your CV and cover letter to Key Result Areas The Child and Young…

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Get On Board

September 13, 2019

The Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) aims to empower women and children to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Our vision is to create a safe and inclusive community free from homelessness, violence, inequality and injustice. We are a not for profit organisation providing accommodation and support to women and children experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. HWS…

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New Accommodation Units for Women and Children in Need in Hobart

August 16, 2019

Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) is very pleased to be working with the Department of Communities to provide an additional 17 accommodation units to women and children affected by family violence and/or homelessness in Hobart. This has been agreed to in principle. Therefore we are seeking expression of interests for Family/Tenancy Support Workers, Administration and Cleaning.…

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Thank you Myer Hobart and the Myer Community Fund

Thank you Myer Hobart and the Myer Community Fund

November 23, 2017

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!

October 19, 2017

 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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