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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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Myer Fund

Thank you to Myer Hobart and the Myer Community Fund

August 31, 2017

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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Paying it Forward

June 29, 2017

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 Liz

May 1, 2017

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

Together we can make change!

April 11, 2017

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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Reviewing Our Views – 2017 and beyond…

January 4, 2017

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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Growth for Community Change

December 2, 2016

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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