Each day, the Freephone, 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid receives an average of 236 calls.

From support and guidance, to life-saving referrals, the incredible Helpline staff are there, day and night to support all women.

The Helpline acts as the gateway to all domestic violence services across the country.  Approximately 70% of the calls the line receives are from women needing emergency refuge accommodation and support.

Today, share the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women’s Aid now.  0808 2000 247.  Let women know we’re there for them every day – including Christmas Day.

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We are asking our incredible supporters – supporters just like you – to get behind this campaign. Follow the Refuge Advent daily updates and please support our work along the way.

And finally – please come back tomorrow to find out what’s behind the penultimate door of our Refuge Advent calendar!

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