Sonshine Sanctuary Association provides short term crisis accommodation and support for women and children made homeless by domestic / family violence, regardless of age, race, religion or financial situation. Our high-security Refuge can accommodate four families at a confidential address provided by Queensland Department of Communities [Housing and Homelessness], and families may stay for a maximum of 12 weeks. We also have up to ten lower-security premises throughout the local area for families still needing support after Refuge to plan and make important decisions about their future. Sonshine Sanctuary is a not-for-profit incorporated association governed by a Committee of Management elected each year by our Financial Members. We do not receive any Government funds. Sonshine Sanctuary is an organisation based on Christian principles, it is Seventh-day Adventist in character and is an ADRA endorsed project.