The Women’s Crisis Support Service has provided shelter to women and their children for over 40 years. We offer Crisis Accommodation or support to help you stay safe in your own home.


WCSSI has been providing an escape from domestic and family violence since 1977.  Our clients always have someone to talk to whether it is about something specific, or if they just need a chat with a cup of coffee in hand.  The Shelter is located in Ipswich and the address is kept confidential to keep our clients and staff safe.  We run a number of programs with our clients and link them to local services that can help rebuild lives.

A shelter provides safe emergency accommodation for women and children escaping violent or abusive situations.  Shelters exist because we believe that women have the right to live their life free of violence and fear. Our team assists with Centrelink, schooling, legal and housing related matters.

Domestic Violence is an Epidemic

One third of women experience some form of Domestic Violence in their lifetime.  Gender based violence is a crime in Australia and kills hundreds of women worldwide every day.


Every woman and child has the right to live without fear and WCSSI shelter is a safe place with individualised support to assist you to live a life free from violence.

Mobile Support Service

WCSSI offers community-based support for women and children to stay safe in their own homes. We provide education and practical referrals to sustain tenancies during and after experiencing domestic violence.

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Domestic and Family Violence is everyone’s business. Donate, Educate & Speak, even if your voice shakes. The Queensland Government is committed to putting an end to domestic violence. Follow the Not now, Not ever campaign.

There is help available. You are not alone

In the case of an emergency

DIAL 000

Seeking immediate refuge?


1800 811 811