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Women’s Community Shelters works with local communities to establish new safe crisis accommodation options for women and children. 

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56,000

women are homeless every night in Australia

More than 1 in 2

women are turned away from crisis accommodation every night

30

women killed so far in 2021

56

women killed in 2020

42%

of the homeless population in Australia are women

Domestic & Family Violence

is the main reason for female homelessness

Domestic & Family Violence

is the leading preventable cause of death  and injury for women between the ages of 15-44

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

1800 737 732

 

NSW Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1800 65 64 63

 

NSW Link2Home Crisis Accommodation and Referrals

1800 152 152

 

IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL

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Women's Community Shelters
$90 million budget boost to support women and children impacted by domestic violence

$90 million budget boost to support women and children impacted by domestic violence

More women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence will be supported by a $60 million funding boost to frontline services over two years from the NSW Government. The Government will also commit an extra $32.5 million over four years to expand the Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program across the State to assist victim survivors.

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