Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.
Every woman and child experiencing domestic violence has different needs - there is no single package of services to meet those needs, no 'one size fits all'. Instead Refuge offers a range of services which increases women's choices and gives them access to professional support whatever their situation.
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline, run in partnership with Women's Aid, is there for every woman, all the time. Staff on the helpline give emotional support and practical information, and refer women to refuges across the UK. All calls are confidential.
Our network of safe houses offers women emergency accommodation and the time and space to make decisions about the future. Some of our refuges are for women from specific cultural backgrounds.
Our outreach services support women within their home and when they move from a refuge into a new community. We also offer specialist services for women from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Culturally specific services
Our culturally specific services work with women from a range of cultures and ethnic backgrounds.