When women find themselves at Catherine House, they are experiencing one of the most challenging times of their lives- they are homeless.

There are many reason why women become homeless, they could be leaving a violent relationship, suffering from mental illness, experiencing financial hardship through job loss or relationship breakdown, or simply struggling to pay their bills which results in them becoming homeless.


No matter the reason, women are in crisis when they arrive at our Emergency Accommodation Program.


Every night of the year Catherine House provides accommodation and support to 52 women.

Catherine House offers a place of hope. A place that women can start to recover whatever bought them in to homelessness, but importantly they can start to make a change.
A change, that will provide them with a better life.



Challenge for Change!

We are inspired every single day by the determination and commitment women show to better themselves and their lives under the toughest of circumstances.
We are inviting you to challenge yourself, raise funds and make a change, just like the thousands of women who have come to Catherine House and changed their lives.

Your challenge in 2019 could be to simply raise funds for Catherine House or it could be something more specific:

Personal fitness goal
Personal wellbeing goal
Run a marathon
Career or Education Challenge
Give up something- coffee, alcohol, certain foods, technology


Funds raised from Challenge for Change will support women in their recovery and provide them with education and employment opportunities to ensure they end their homelessness and change their lives.