Launceston Women’s Shelter Inc. Trading as Magnolia Place LWS
Specialist Homelessness Service – Short-term Supported Crisis Accommodation
Magnolia Place LWS is funded by the Crown through the Department of Communities as a supported short-term crisis accommodation service for women alone and women with accompanying children who are experiencing homelessness. We are known as a type 3 service under the Tasmanian Governments Housing Connect system. We provide support while clients are in the shelter, assessment of needs, advocacy, and referral to various support services as identified by clients in the service.
Magnolia Place provides accommodation to women of all ages with children and from 20 years of age if single. The shelter is situated in Launceston but we accept referrals from other parts of the state and interstate. We work closely with other Housing Connect services to access longer-term, stable accommodation. The address is confidential as the majority of our clients are escaping family violence.
Magnolia Place provides a 24 hour service.
What the service can help with
Housing and homelessness
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
How the service is delivered
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 17
To access the service, clients
Must be female
Adult clients must be female
Cost of service
At cost to client
Fees charged according to client capacity to pay
Is a referral required?
Housing Connect (women can self-refer and they will be directed to Housing Connect (Anglicare in Launceston)
How do clients access the service?
Transportation can be provided