The Sanctuary supports individual homeless women and children from across the Hills area of NSW (sometimes from further afield for their own safety). Please note we are not an advisory service, but we work closely with other specialist services and agencies. We list a number here for your information and assistance.
Domestic violence is the most often cited reason given by women presenting to specialist homelessness services for assistance. This includes physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse from your partner.
It’s important to remember that domestic violence is not the only cause of homelessness amongst women. Homelessness occurs for very diverse reasons that anyone in society can potentially experience at some stage in their lives.
Beyond Blue provides free information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and referrals to relevant services.
Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They offer subsidised counselling services (payment is based on a sliding scale of your gross family income).
In March 2016, Women’s Community Shelters, in partnership with the Hills Shire community, threw open the doors of The Sanctuary – The Hills Women’s Shelter.
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