Services

Our Mission is “to provide a safe environment for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. We endeavour to end violence against women.

Ruth’s Women’s Shelter (24/7)
Email: rwcairns@bigpond.net.au

Provides safe, secure crisis accommodation for up to 7 families.  Whilst staying at Ruth’s Shelter, families can access a range of services and support:

  • 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