One aspect of women’s homelessness is not often discussed - the difficulty of getting your period while living rough. Limited access to sanitary products means homeless women are often forced to choose between buying sanitary products or other essential items like food.

Essentials 4 Women South Australia aims to provide all women with the basic, but costly, items for feminine hygiene including sanitary products and underwear.

Mission Statement for Essentials 4 Women SA

For disadvantaged women, Essentials 4 Women SA aim to provide the basic, but costly, items for feminine hygiene including sanitary products and underwear. Our passion for helping women promises to help empower and enhance the wellbeing and dignity for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Core principles for Essentials 4 Women SA

At Essentials 4 Women SA we believe that:

  • Every women has the right to access sanitary products every month
  • Essential toiletry items are exactly that - essential - not a luxury, that every person should be able to access
  • By making these items accessible to women in need, their dignity as a woman is enhanced