Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) was founded by Peter and Ellie Hunt, with Gina Anderson
The purpose of WCS was to replicate the Manly Women’s Shelter model into other interested communities – based on a social franchise model.
The number of Shelters is growing, and in 2014 Manly’s ‘sister’ shelter, the Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelter, was opened. “The Sanctuary” The Hills Women’s Shelter in the North West of Sydney and The Great Lakes Women’s Shelter in Forster-Tuncurry followed in 2015.
WCS brings expertise in governance, intellectual property, professional development and project management support to communities running and looking to establish new shelters. With a strong experienced Board, and a highly professional team, WCS is focussed on supporting each shelter to develop best practise and achieve positive individual outcomes for the womens staying at the shelters, while maintaining cost efficient.
In aligning ourselves with WCS, we are able to benefit from the expertise that the WCS brings.