Domestic Abuse Services

If you are experiencing abuse, we can support you. Visit our Domestic Abuse website or call our confidential Domestic Abuse Referral and Advice line on 020 8317 8273

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 - Located in Ealing and Greenwich, providing safe temporary accommodation for women and 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

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

ReStart Service - Specialist support and activities for children and young people affected by domestic abuse, provided in our refuges.

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 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, call our Referral and Advice line on 020 8317 8273, lines are open Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 8 pm or email referrals_gdva@h4w.co.uk

"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."

 

Over a year

  • 125 women in our refuges
  • 79 women supported in the community
  • 3258 calls handled through the referral line
  • 76 sanctuary scheme installations
  • 16 women with complex needs supported
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