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New Housing Collaboration Welcomes Two New Partners and Provides Secure Housing for 20 Homeless Women

A new housing model which involves the collaboration of property owners, domestic violence services and community housing providers is delighted to welcome two new partners to their unique housing collaboration. Twilight Aged Care and Link Housing will join founding partners, Women’s Community Shelters, PAYCE Foundation and Bridge Housing as part of their newly created Pathways Home model.

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In Conversation with Annabelle Daniel OAM, CEO

Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) is an Australian charity working directly with local communities to set up crisis accommodation shelters for women and children experiencing homelessness and domestic and family violence.

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WCS’ ground-breaking funding model brings together business and corporate support, philanthropic investment, Commonwealth and NSW State Government funding and vital local community fundraising to support our head office (Hub) and shelters.

The Hub is not funded by government. In this webinar, WCS CEO Annabelle Daniel OAM talks through the 2020 Annual Report with WCS Education Officer, Dannielle Miller.

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Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, 39th Governor of NSW COVID-19 Appeal Message

Women’s Community Shelters thanks Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, 39th Governor of New South Wales for this wonderful video highlighting our work, and the critical response for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This is an important message to each and every community and we are incredibly grateful to Her Excellency for getting the message out to those who need assistance in New South Wales.


“A lot of people have been confused as to whether we’re considered an essential service – we are 100 per cent open for business.  As domestic violence victims often use work, friendships and spaces outside the home as escapes from their situations, the increase of violent incidents amid significant nationwide closures is inevitable. We really want people to know that these services are open – we’re here if you need it. ” – Annabelle Daniel, CEO Women’s Community Shelters.

Domestic and family violence occurs when on person in a relationship uses their power to control the other person in any way. To help you recognise the signs and perhaps assist a family member, friend, co-worker or community member, we have prepared this printable sheet.



We weathered the natural disasters of fire, floods and drought but now we are faced with the impact that COVID19 will have on families across Australia. Our network of shelters work around the clock to deliver services not only to the women and children in our shelters, transitional properties and meanwhile use homes but also to the many that are making contact, reaching out, and looking for guidance and support.

With major fundraising events for each shelter now cancelled, we the HUB are calling for your support.

By donating today you are ensuring that our staff can continue to support and deliver the programs within each of our shelters.


Thank you for your support!

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