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Paying it Forward

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

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!

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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Reviewing Our Views – 2017 and beyond…

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

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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Every Step Has to be Safe

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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…see what life we can make…

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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