Our church is blessed to have a relationship with local women’s refuges SAHSSI (Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Ilawarra) and to be able to serve them and meet their needs. SAHSSI have multiple women’s refuges on the South Coast, providing support services to women, men and children whose lives are affected by domestic violence as well as people who are facing homelessness.
Many women flee abusive relationships with just the clothes on their back. SAHSSI help women and families find secure accommodation once they leave the refuge and help them with the essentials.
Over December and January hampers from C3 Church Thirroul have been provided to these women as they rebuild their lives.
Here are some of the messages of thanks from those that have received a hamper so far. Thank you to everyone who gave donations and to our Community Engagement Team for coordinating this initiative.