About Us


Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

Find out more about refuges

How do I get a place in a refuge?

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Living in a refuge

Living with other families is a big change when you're used to your own home. But knowing you're with women who understand what you've been through is a great help, and you may find their support invaluable.

Find out more about living in a refuge

Specialist refuges

Some of our refuges are specifically for women from particular ethnic or cultural backgrounds.

Refuges for African and African Caribbean women

Refuges for South Asian women

Outreach services

Our outreach services work with abused women in their homes or when they move from a refuge into a new community.

Marie contacted our East Sussex Domestic Violence Outreach Service in 2003.

This is Marie's story

For support or to discuss your options call free and in confidence

0808 2000 247

Raising awareness

We work hard to get the message across that domestic violence must not be tolerated.

Find out more about raising awareness

Our mission

We are committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated or ignored and where women and children can live in safety.

How will we achieve our mission?

"I have seen first hand the work of this remarkable organisation, and the work it does 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

It is no exaggeration to say that Refuge virtually provides a 999 service - it saves lives"

Sir John Stevens,
Metropolitan Police

Read Janets story