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North Sydney Women's Benevolent Association Ltd trading as Mary's House

Mary's House



A shelter in the Lower North Shore of Sydney supporting women and their children who need help because of domestic violence.


Office address:
Mary's House
40 Merrenburn Ave
Naremburn NSW 2065
ABN: 43 606 187 839



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Mama Creatives presents 'Creative Volunteering' - short documentary by Rosalie Whitington

What I learned about how to help someone experiencing domestic violence.

Have you ever wondered how to help a friend in crisis? Someone going through a divorce or who’s lost someone they loved? Someone you suspect is living through domestic violence?

As a volunteer at Mary’s House, a newly established refuge on Sydney’s lower north shore for women and children fleeing domestic violence I attended a four-hour training at Lifeline, ‘DV Aware’, a program funded by the Federal Department of Social Services (DSS).

Cutty Felton and class at Lifeline 002

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Donations can be made online

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 or via the Pledge and Donation form


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Scam alert

Mary's House has received notification that a collector is knocking on houses in the Gosford area fraudulently collecting on behalf of Mary's House.

The scammer has a copy of the Mary's House pledge and donation form and is offering a $50 Coles and Myer gift card for a donation of $20 or more.

Upon checking the card online it wasn't active (had no funds loaded). The receipt issued was from an ordinary receipt book with Mary's House handwritten on it. The signature was, of course, illegible.

If you wish to make a donation to Mary's House, you can do so securely on this website.

Riverview morning tea

After what seemed like weeks of rain, it was a glorious day for a morning tea on the Lane Cove River, hosted by St Ignatius College Riverview Parents and Friends Association.

6 Claudia Stephens friends Emma Sonia Geraldine Magaret

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No more volunteers please

Due to the amazing and enthusiastic response from our community we are not seeking more volunteers.

This situation may change over time but for now we have reached capacity. Thank you.

The ABC’s of community engagement

Bruce Hambret, Anne-Marie Allgrove, David Walter, Emma Rossi and Chris Freeland

A is for Attorney

The legal profession has been supportive of Mary’s House since it’s inception, and we were delighted Mary’s House was invited to present to law firm Baker McKenzie for International Women’s Day on March 8.

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Help Line

Help Line

If you are experiencing a difficult situation and need help, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line
Toll free: 1800 65 64 63
TTY: 1800 67 14 42
Statewide service
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Translators available