Our mission is to provide a safe environment for women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence. In line with our vision to end violence against women and their children.

Ruth’s has provided safe accommodation for over 45 years for women and their children within the Cairns area and surrounds.

Our Services and Support for clients in shelter is diverse:

  • Crisis Counselling
  • Information on Domestic Violence
  • Protection Orders
  • Help to develop a Safety Plan
  • Referral to specialist counselling services
  • Referrals for Legal Advice
  • Assistance with Immigration Issues
  • Assistance to access Housing Services; exploring Housing options; completing
  • Housing applications
  • Information on TICA and Tenancy Issues
  • Assistance with housing options
  • Assistance with replacement of lost ID
  • Assistance to retrieve belongings with the Police present
  • Outreach and follow up