Shelter for Women and Children


Service Objectives

  • To provide a safe and immediate refuge for female victims of domestic violence and their children
  • To offer 24-hour immediate support and referrals for families and intimate partners affected by domestic violence
  • To empower abused women, and help them restore their dignity and establish harmonious relationship
  • To protect and address the needs of children who have witnessed or been affected by domestic violence

Service Contents

  • Short-term Refuge Service
    • Assessment services
    • Counselling and therapy
    • Community resources information and referrals
    • Aftercare services for discharged residents including telephone follow-up, home visit, counselling, emotional support, referrals and social support groups
    • Individual and group counselling
    • Educational and developmental activities

  • 24-hour Women Hotline Counselling Service and Follow-up (Tel:2522 0434)
    • Immediate counselling and emotional support
    • Assessment service
    • Safety plan
    • Information giving, referrals and supportive services

Target Service Users

  • Abused women and their children (girls of all ages and boys who are under 12; discretion may be granted to boys who are 12 to 14 years old for admission upon request)
  • Hong Kong permanent residents or those who have the legal right to stay in Hong Kong

*We serve all ethnic groups and people of difference sexual orientations, religions, or other backgrounds

Application for Admission:

  • Self-referral through our 24-hour Women Hotline (Tel: 2522 0434)
  • Referral by social workers or other professionals

Termination of Service

  • Either the Shelter or women residents may initiate the termination of service












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