The Sanctuary provides crisis accommodation, for up to three months at a time, for women and their children who are escaping homelessness and/or domestic violence.
Offering a client centred approach to collaborative case management, a specialist team of case workers, led by the shelter manager, work around the clock and hand-in-hand with their clients to support, advocate for, and help them access all that they might need to live safe lives free from fear.
In its second year of operation, The Sanctuary changed another 101 lives (39 women and 62 children), with the total number of women and children helped since opening reaching 248.As one of the few shelters in NSW that can provide for women with a disability and women with larger families, The Sanctuary provides a safe haven for women and children regardless of needs.
The valuable work the Sanctuary does is proven by its enormous success. In a sector where five-out-of-10 women who take refuge in government funded shelters will return to the cycle of violence – so far, at The Sanctuary, 98% of the 248 people who have taken refuge have transitioned safely on to new independent and safe lives.
In addition, since opening their doors, The Sanctuary has: