Domestic abuse services

If you are experiencing abuse and live in Greenwich, we can support you. Visit our Domestic Abuse website or call our confidential Domestic Abuse Referral and Advice Line on 020 8317 8273. If you live in Ealing, call our helpline on 020 4513 9678.

How we help

For over 40 years, Housing for Women has been supporting women and children across London escaping domestic violence and abuse. We provide practical and emotional support to survivors. We empower women to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives and regain their independence. We are there for survivors, delivering a tailored support plan to meet the need of each individual. Our services include:

Refuges - Providing safe temporary accommodation for women and their children with on-site support

Referral and Advice Line - We run a confidential domestic abuse helpline providing information to support survivors and professionals across London. Call 020 8317 8273 for our Greenwich helpline, or 020 4513 9678 for our Ealing service.

Floating Support Service - For women who live in their own homes or in temporary accommodation

Sanctuary Scheme - We coordinate referrals for this scheme in Greenwich which provides extra security to ensure women can live safely in their own homes

Freedom Programme - This group workshop focuses on domestic abuse awareness and self-esteem. The programme helps women to deconstruct the behavioural patterns of their abusers and recognise the early signs of abusive behaviour so that the cycle of abuse can be broken once and for all

For more information or to refer someone living in Greenwich, call our Referral and Advice line on 020 8317 8273, lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm or email

If you live in Ealing, call our helpline on 020 4513 9678. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. You can also email us at

Over a year
95 women in our refuges
100 women supported in the community
3580 calls handled through the referral line
71 sanctuary scheme installations coordinated 

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"A peaceful accommodation, surrounded with great staff, caring and loving...since living here I learned so many things, that it is actually possible to overcome all the struggle, hurdles and heartache that I had in the past. I feel like I became a stronger person and have built confidence in myself."