Our core business is providing safe, emergency accommodation and support to women who are affected by family violence and those who are homeless
Hobart Women's Shelter provides support and a coordinated approach to assist women and children to address their housing, legal, emotional support, health, education, employment, financial support and other needs.
When should I call Hobart Women’s Shelter?
You can contact Hobart Women’s Shelter if:
You are escaping domestic/family violence
You have nowhere to sleep tonight
If you are currently sleeping in temporary accommodation (for example, another person’s house or couch-surfing).
What happens if I call Hobart Women’s Shelter?
A support worker will talk with you about your situation. We take a few details and provide information about how we can help you.
What support is offered?
Each woman who stays with the Hobart Women's Shelter has a support worker who can help with:
Practical support for settling into the safe house
Making your own decisions
Exploring long term accommodation options
Other referral sources
If we can accommodate you, we will do a risk assessment over the phone and ask you to come into HWS for intake. A support worker will explain rent, support available and the conditions of your stay, which will be up to 6 weeks.