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The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter opened its doors in February 2015 offering safe emergency accommodation and support services to women facing domestic violence and homelessness.

HKWS offers accommodation for a period of three months with an expert team of professionals providing tailored case management to help women reclaim their lives and create a safe and happy future. This includes access to health, legal, education and employment services.

The Shelter can support up to 10 women at a time. Women who cannot be immediately housed can access the HKWS Outreach Program.

HKWS also supports and manages Beecroft House which is a Shelter for women aged 55+ years and has a capacity for 17 women. In addition to the Shelters, HKWS also provides outreach services for past Shelter clients or women with their own accommodation needing additional support.

Part of the Women’s Community Shelter’s network whose funding model involves a collaboration between business, philanthropic foundations, local communities and the NSW and Commonwealth Government.

HKWS is a registered charity. We rely on the generosity and kindness of people and businesses in our community.

Further information:



Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre (KNC) is a non-profit organisation that provides support and services to residents in the Ku-ring-gai area in any way it can.  KNC is located at St Ives Shopping Village and has been providing information and support services since 1979.


 "How may I help?" are likely to be the most frequently uttered words you will hear if you visit. KNC is a Community Centre and Information Hub and provides a range of services to the local community including public-use computers, facilities to print, copy, scan, fax, email, laminate, book recycling and a Justice of the Peace available Mon-Fri.

KNC is also a leading provider of aged care services that assist individuals to remain living independently in their own homes. KNC offers a Wellness Program to support community members to thrive. All are welcome. 

KNC supports people with disabilities, and their families, navigate the health and social care systems, access the services they require, when they require them, to maximise opportunities and to live independently.


 KNC supports people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, migrants, refugees, families.

For further information:

Call 99884966 or email info@knc to learn more about how KNC support our older community and connect with people with disability.

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