• Supporting women and children

Women & Children First provides services and support to women and families in the northern area of Sydney escaping domestic violence.

We manage three refuges; Bringa Women and Children’s Refuge in the Northern Beaches and Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge in the Lower North Shore and a temporary refuge in Manly which we call the Manly Safehouse. We provide crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Our refuges are exclusively for mothers and their children.  

We also provide ongoing case management for women and children living in our transitional housing in the community.

Our services include:

Other services we provide include:

  • advice, information and referral
  • ongoing case management
  • counselling
  • domestic violence support groups
  • cooking groups
  • parenting skills groups, including Circle of Security, learning to play with children, understanding children’s emotions
  • WhatWe are Doing
    Be a part of the change and show your support for the brave women and children fleeing domestic violence

    Ensuring women, children and families are safe, secure and connected. We provide the opportunity and environment for them to thrive and achieve their aspirations

    • Our services

      Holistic, wrap around services and support for vulnerable women and children in the community

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    • Early intervention

      We provide access to early intervention and prevention services, parenting support and group work

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    • Women and children

      Manly Warringah Women's Resource Centre is a not for profit community-based service for women and children escaping domestic violence

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Last year Bringa and Delvena Women and Children's Refuges supported 88 children escaping domestic violence who slept in our beds

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