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Here’s Where Domestic Helpers Can Seek Temporary Shelter in Hong Kong

Sometimes things don’t go well as planned when we look for work overseas. And sometimes, due to certain circumstances we find ourselves lost or stuck, looking for the next place to pick ourselves up.

It is for this reason that we need to know where we can look for help either through our own embassy, or other organizations willing to offer any kind of help we may be in need of at the moment.

Here’s Where Domestic Helpers Can Seek Temporary Shelter in Hong Kong

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Stuck in Hong Kong? These Organizations Offer Temporary Shelter for Domestic Helpers

1.      The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge

The Bethune House’s services include charitable assistance, counselling, and temporary shelter for migrant women in need.

Languages Available: English, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Nepali, Tamil

Contact Details:

Tel Number: 2721-3119

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Note: If Bethune House can no longer accommodate guests, they typically refer clients to other shelters under the Coalition of Service Providers for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong (CSPEM-HK).

2.      Christian Action

The Christian Action’s To Kwa Wan Service Centre offers a safe house for migrant female domestic workers who have been evicted from their employer’s residence either due to unlawful termination or inability to work due to health conditions.

Languages Available: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, Sinhata

Address:

To Kwa Wan Service Centre

G/F, 14 Lun Cheung Street

To Kwa Wan, Kowloon

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact:

Tel Number: 2382-3339

Email

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3.      Christian Concern for the Homeless Association

The Christian Concern for the Homeless Association offers shelter to the homeless which include those who are living in poor housing conditions and are at risk of being homeless.

Languages Available: English, Cantonese

Address:

Yan Lam Hostel

2/F, 167 Yee Kuk Street

Shamshuipo, Kowloon

Yan Chack Hostel

2/F, 98 Kei Lung Street

Shamshuipo, Kowloon

Contact Details:

Tel Number: 2788-0670

Email

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4.      Caritas Hong Kong

Caritas Hong Kong offers temporary shelter, on top of other services female migrant workers may benefit from.

Languages: English, Cantonese

Address:

Cable & Wireless Caritas Temporary Shelter

NKIL 3544,

New Clear Water Bay Road

Kowloon

Hung Hom Hostel

No. 1 Hung Ling Street

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Contact Details:

Tel: 2306-1017 (Cable & Wireless)

2362-7350 (Hung Hom Hostel)

Email

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5.      International Community Baptist Church

The International Community Baptist Church provides temporary shelter services for all domestic workers in need, regardless of religious background and affiliation.

Languages: English, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia

Address:

7/F Tower A, Southmark Building

11 Yip Hing Street. Aberdeen

Contact Details:

Tel: 2891-6320

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6.      Islamic Union of Hong Kong

The Islamic Union of Hong Kong offers temporary shelter for domestic workers in distress or those who have no place to stay, regardless of their religious background.

Languages Available: English, Bahasa, Tagalog

Address:

7/F, Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre

40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai (Office)

Contact Details:

Tel Number: 2575-2218

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7.      Jesus is Lord Church

The church, aside from offering spiritual guidance and counselling, also offers temporary shelter for its members who are in need of a place to stay in Hong Kong.

Languages Available: English, Tagalog

Address:

223-239 Nam Cheong Street

Sham Shui Po, Kowloon (Office)

Contact Details:

Tel Numbers:    2368 8996 (Office)

2721 2409 (Shelter)

Email

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The Salvation Army – Yee On Hostel

The Salvation Army is another organization that provides shelter services at Yee On Hostel in Mongkok for migrant female workers in need of a place to stay.

Languages Available: English, Cantonese

Address:

Unit 111-116, Hoi Yu House, Hoi Fu Court

Mongkok, Kowloon

Contact Details:

Tel Number: 2708-9553

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Depending on the case, domestic helpers may need more than just a temporary shelter so it’s important that they air out their concerns to authorities who can help them with the particular issue they are faced with.





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