Do you have a passion for fun?
Do you like to host events?
Have you thought about hosting an event to raise funds for us?
There are so many ways in which you could raise funds for us in your local community.
Ideas include holding a dress up themed night, a girls night out or in, trivia nights, bingo, movie nights, school mufti days (always a hit with the kids)
The opportunities are endless, contact us to get promotional info to support your event
WCS work with communities to establish new shelters, which provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment of their lives.
At a time of reduced government spending, Women’s Community Shelters offers a new and ground-breaking ‘tri-partite’ funding model in which Government, philanthropy/business and community all work to provide funding to establish and operate shelters.
In addition, WCS brings expertise in governance, intellectual property, professional development and project management support to communities looking to establish new shelters.
With a strong and experienced Board and a highly professional team, WCS is focused on supporting each shelter to develop best practice and achieve positive individual outcomes for the women staying at the shelters, while remaining cost efficient.
There are currently 7 WCS shelters, with 1 more close to opening in NSW.
5 of those are women and children's shelters and 2 supporting single women.
For more information about Women’s Community Shelters and the tireless work they do, click on the link below.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported the GLWS and to those who continue to support us in any way that they can, we are unable to individually thank everyone so here are a few of our ongoing supporters:
Great Lakes community members
Our wonderful team of selfless volunteers
Access fuels – Service Station - Rainbow Flat
All Great Lakes area Public schools
Big 4 Happy Hallidays Caravan Park
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Foodworks Hallidays Point
Forster Bowling Club
Forster Entertainment Centre
Forty Winks Forster
Great Lakes Community Resources – Tuncurry
Great Lakes Pharmacy
Hallidays Point Caravan Park
Hallidays Point Uniting Church
Lions Club Forster -Tuncurry
Mid Coast Council
Mid Coast Waste
Seashells Beachfront Resort – Diamond Beach
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Caravan Park
South Pacific Linen Service
Telstra Connecting Communities
The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation
Tomra Cleanaway – Reverse vending machines
Topi Open Range Farm
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club
There are also many local businesses supporting our Loose Change Campaign
Are you passionate about what we're doing?
Do you have a passion for helping people?
Do you have a skill you would love to share?
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision of a safe and suuportive women and children's shelter a reality.
Maybe you are a maker, a doer, a cleaner, a networker, a writer, or just want to be part of the team, no matter your skill set we need helpers in all different forms.
Apply for our volunteer program and see what we can do together.
We're excited to have you join the team!
All Things Yum
Banks & Dade Chiropractic
Blueys Cellars and Deli
Brass Bell Deli
Brew-it /Tobacconist - Tuncurry
BWS Liquor store - Forster Keys
Cape Hawke Vet Hospital
Country Nail - Stockland
Drift Cafe/takeaway - Blueys Beach
First Choice Hair Care Salon
Foodworks – Charlotte Bay
Forster Pacific Real Estate
Forster/Tuncurry Medical Practice
Freechoice Tobacconist & Gifts - Stockland Freechoice Tobacconist & Gifts -
Great Lakes Pharmacy
Isola Café - Little St (Formerly Colonel’s Café)
Jamaica Blue Cafe
Lakeside Self Service & Tobacconist
Lumpy’s Nursery & Landscape Yard
Manning Shoes Forster
Manning Shoes Stocklands
Mid Coast Vet
Nabiac Old Bank Store
NEWS XPRESS Forster
One Hair & Beauty
Pacific Palms Hair Design
Pacific Palms Pharmacy
Pacific Palms Recreation Club Ltd
Riverside Co. – Charlotte Bay
Roadies Café - Gloucester
Smiths Lake Bowling Club
Smiths Lake Cellars
The Old Servo
The Swirling Coconut
Tully’s Newsagency - Tuncurry
Tuncurry The Friendlies Discount Pharmacy
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club
Wallis Lake Fishermen’s Co-op
Wharf St Frothy Coffee
A wonderful local artist Steph Flower donated a custom designed painting to raffle of at our music trivia night in 2018 to raise funds for the shelter.
We have had beautiful hand made quilts made for raffle prizes.
Many organisations in Forster and Tuncurry and beyond hold events and generously donate the proceeds to us.
The White Ribbon- written and illustrated by Steph Flower.
The White Ribbon outlines a little girls personal journey through a domestic violence situation.
It is available for purchase for $10 all proceeds going to Great Lakes Womens Shelter.
Please contact us for more information
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GLWS is an ACNC registered charity