Women's Refuges and Crisis Accommodation

In this section you will find information and links to women's refuges and services which can support women in need of crisis accommodation:

Accommodation - First Point

Accommodation - First Point External Link is the central intake into the homelessness system where one free call, quickly and easily connects homeless people to the best available supports. Provides crisis assessment and placement into homelessness services and other support services. First Point provides phone service Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Phone: 1800 176 468
Address: Ground Floor, Nature Conservation House, 153 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617


Women with Children Escaping Domestic Violence

Beryl Women's Refuge External Link - provides crisis accommodation for women with children escaping domestic violence. 
Phone: 02 6288 1622

Doris Women's Refuge - provides supported short and medium term accommodation and transitional support for women and children leaving domestic or family violence.  
Phone: 02 6278 9999


Women with or without Children

Communities @ Work Women's Housing Program External Link - provides medium term supported accommodation service for women escaping domestic violence with or without children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Referrals can be made by phoning Firstpoint on 1800 176 468
For more information Phone: 02 62936500

Inanna External Link - provides short term to medium term supported accommodation, for women over 18, either single or with children. Offers outreach services to address homelessness; and for women with a mental health issue and a range of workshops, activities and community events.
Phone: 02 6295 3323

Northside Women's Supported Accommodation Program - Offers medium term supported accommodation for women escaping domestic violence with or without children, including teenage sons.
Phone: 02 6257 2255


Women with Babies

Karinya House - for Mothers & Babies External Link - provides supported accommodation, transitional housing and outreach support to mothers and babies. It also offers information, counselling, 24 hrs support, advocacy, casework and referral for pregnant women at any time before the birth of their baby and for up to three months after their baby is born. Phone: 02 6259 8998 (24 Hrs)


Single Women

Toora House - provides a 24 hour service for women over 16 years, single without children and homeless for any reason.
Phone: 02 6241 7233



St Vincent de Paul Family Service External Link - provides crisis and transitional support to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness -including a women's refuge. Offers accommodation or outreach support.
Phone: 02 6234 7375

Inanna North service External Link - provides family crisis accommodation.

YWCA of Canberra Housing Support External Link  - provides supported accommodation, information, advocacy and referral to assist families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to access, maintain or develop safe, secure, affordable, appropriate and independent housing.
Phone:  02 6173 7100
Email: housing.support.unit@ywca-canberra.org.au


Women's Refuges in Queanbeyan

Gunyah Women's Housing (NSW) - provides supported medium to long term accommodation for women with children facing homelessness. 
Phone: 02 6297 5827

Louisa Women's Centre (Queanbeyan) - provides short term accommodation for women with children escaping domestic violence.
Phone: 02 6299 4799

Lourdes Home Missionaries of Charity (NSW) - provides short term accommodation for women with or without children, (cannot accommodate boys older than 7 yrs). 
Phone: 02 6297 1296