Established in 1974, the Hobart Women’s Shelter is the second-oldest operating Women’s Shelter in Australia.
We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides safe, emergency accommodation and support to women and children who are affected by family violence and/or those experiencing homelessness.
In addition, we provide medium-term accommodation (up to 2 years) for families.
The Hobart Women’s Shelter is a powerful advocate for women and children experiencing family violence and/or homelessness. We work with local, State, and Federal Governments and other Stakeholders to influence policy and funding priorities. We work collaboratively with other homelessness and community services to provide individual support.
Our Mission, Vision and Values guide all that we do.
Vision: A safe and inclusive community free from homelessness, violence, inequality, and injustice.
Mission: We champion the safety, wellbeing and development of women, their families, and the wider community through the provision of emergency accommodation, housing, education, and advocacy.
Values: Equality, Safety, Collaboration, Integrity, Innovation, Diversity