Supported Refuge Accommodation

Zonta House offers 24/7, refuge accommodation for up to seventeen women over the age of 18, who currently do not have children in their care. All women engage with our Women Advocates and Support Coordinator teams and supported with their healing journey. The provision of case management uses a trauma-informed approach by understanding the emotional, physical and social impact of experiencing family and domestic violence. The teams work alongside the women to develop an individual plan which aims to build capacity, empower and walk alongside the woman throughout her recovery journey. Staff also provide resources, advocacy, information and warm referrals to specialist services, all of which are key to the woman’s desired outcomes.

Funding is currently provided by the Department of Communities, donations and Chevron. One refuge has been operating since 1984 and another since 2019.

Supported Transitional Accommodation

Transitional housing is accessed by women who seek additional supports and/or have been unable to secure suitable supported, safe housing and or affordable options post refuge accommodation stays. Zonta House has 27 short, medium transitional and long-term beds.

Transitional housing gives women the opportunity to have continued support in safe affordable accommodation once exiting refuge accommodation. A Support Coordinator continues to provide case management support. During this time women are supported and encouraged to engage in further education, gain employment and link in with necessary services to support and advocate with their individual needs and future goals and plans. This includes support and assistance to continue attending ongoing groups, workshops and counselling with Recovery Support, Future Employment Connections and Positive Pathways.

Funding is currently provided by the Department of Communities, donations, Woodside and the McCusker Charitable Foundation. This program has been operating in part since 1990.

For more information please call:

Refuge Site 1:   1800 870 149 option 1

Refuge Site 2:  1800 870 149 option 2