The Sanctuary, The Hills Women’s Shelter aims to provide temporary supported accommodation for women and their children in times of crisis.
Established in 2016, the aim is to provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis, as a result of homelessness and/or domestic violence. The safe haven is a large renovated home featuring six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and two lounge areas catering for between 25-30 people at a time.
The shelter costs approximately $400,000.00 annually to run and relies on the support of the community.
On 18 June 2016, the 13th Vanags Family Charity Night raised $30,000.00 to support this worthy cause.