What We Do and Who We Are

If you have a need related to domestic violence not listed here please get in touch

Sonshine Sanctuary – Working Together to

Eliminate¬†Violence and it’s Associated Issues.

Services offered are:services

  • A physical place that is safe and secure where women and their children can life free from violence or harassment.
  • Emotional support and encouragement to help women to make plans for the future.
  • Information referrals eg housing, income, counselling, legal, health, childcare, schools, support groups, migrant services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services.
  • Other assistance eg liaising with Government and non-Government agencies.
  • Protection Orders can be sought with staff assistance.

About Sonshine Sanctuary

Sonshine Sanctuary Association provides short term crisis accommodation and support for women and children made homeless by domestic / family violence, regardless of age, race, religion or financial situation.

Our high-security Refuge can accommodate four families at a confidential address provided by Queensland Department of Communities [Housing and Homelessness], and families may stay for a maximum of 12 weeks. We also have up to ten lower-security premises throughout the local area for families still needing support after Refuge to plan and make important decisions about their future.

Sonshine Sanctuary is a not-for-profit incorporated association governed by a Committee of Management elected each year by our Financial Members. We do not receive any Government funds.

Sonshine Sanctuary is an organisation based on Christian principles, it is Seventh-day Adventist in character and is an ADRA endorsed project.

Our Vision

To live in a world that does not tolerate violence, and a community that will work together to eliminate violence and its’ associated issues.

Our Objective

To offer crisis accommodation and support to women and children made homeless by domestic and/or family violence.

 

SONSHINE SANCTUARY IS A REGISTERED ATO DEDUCTIBLE GIFT RECIPIENT, ALL DONATIONS OF $2 OR MORE ARE TAX EXEMPT.
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CONTACT THE POLICE ON 000 OR DVCONNECT ON FREECALL 1800 811 811 Women’s Line or 1800 600 036 Mens Line