This year, Castle Towers joined Women’s Community Shelters in celebrating The Sanctuary’s fourth birthday.
The Sanctuary, which provides crisis accommodation for women and their children escaping homelessness and/or domestic violence, is based in a fully refurbished six-bedroom house on land peripheral to Castle Towers, provided at no rental charge.
In its four years of operation, The Sanctuary has so far changed the lives of 137 women and 238 children. In a sector where five out of 10 women who take refuge in government funded shelters will return to the cycle of violence1, 99% of those who have taken refuge at The Sanctuary have transitioned safely on to new, independent lives.
Additionally, this year The Sanctuary added an extra 8,445 “bed nights” into the sector, meaning that on 8,445 occasions a mother and her children slept safely in beds at The Sanctuary.
As one of the few shelters in NSW that can provide for women with a disability or with larger families, The Sanctuary provides a safe haven for women and children, regardless of their needs.
The Castle Towers team provides year-round marketing, brand awareness and fundraising support for The Sanctuary.
1The Sanctuary 2019 Annual Report