The Seoul Shelter for Women provides services to over 430 marginalized homeless women annually. They currently care for 170 residents at the centre and support another 260 who are hospitalised in Psychiatric care. Many of these women have been abandoned by their families and have no other options for support. Most of these women are elderly, suffer from mental health problems including dementia and many are long term residents.
The Seoul Shelter for Women provides a safe, warm and caring environment in which to live. In addition they provide medical care, mental health counseling, as well as encouraging the women into self-support programmes where possible.
In 2012 ANZA donated KRW 15,700,000 for personal lockers for each woman plus a lovely new winter hats for all 200 residents.
KRW 5 million of the funds raised at the 2013 Melbourne Cup were allocated towards improving facilities at the shelter and providing much needed heating in critical areas.
Elderly / Support