Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge – has been providing crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence exclusively for many years.
Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre began managing Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge in late 2014.
Delvena can accommodate five families in a boarding house model of communal living. The refuge has five bedrooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and a welcoming living area, playground and backyard for the children.
The local community have been actively engaged in supporting the women and children at Delvena for many years. This community connection reaffirms for women and children staying at Delvena they are valued and the community wants to builds connections. This close relationship with the local community inspires and builds confidence for the women to continue their journey free from violence and abuse.