The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
As well as advice it can offer access to emergency refuge accommodation.
Tel 0808 200 0247.
Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.
Women's Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
ADVANCE (run by Minerva) is a women's only service that provide independent domestic abuse advocacy services across Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. They specialise in supporting high-risk domestic and sexual violence cases (aged 15 and above) and can help with:-
- Risk assessment, safety planning and crisis intervention
- Providing information about housing options such as refuge spaces, emergency housing and home security
- Liaising with different agencies (housing, Children's Services, police and criminal court) on your behalf.
- Providing client-led, independent, non-judgemental information and support
- Information and signposting on a wide range of issues, such as divorce, child contact, injunction, debt, immigration and counselling.
- Advance accepts self referrals and referrals on the woman's behalf from statutory and voluntary agencies.
Tel. 020 8741 7008
The Woman's Trust Counselling Service is open to all women who are, or have been affected by domestic abuse. Counselling sessions offer a time to explore feelings and talk through difficulties in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
The service is for women only and is provided by only female counsellors.
The Butterfly Project is open to women living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. They run drop in support groups for women who are or have been dealing with domestic abuse.
The group offers a safe and relaxed space where women can support each other and find time for themselves. The meetings focus on creativity, learning new skills, support and empowerment through activities and speakers.
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Rape Crisis London has four centres that offer help, information and support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence of any kind, at any time of their lives.
Rights of Women is a women's voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
The Women and Girls Network (WGN) support women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes. More information on their WGN Advice Service Flyer and a WGN Sexual Violence Helpline Flyer
Helpline tel. 0808 801 0660 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Al-Aman Domestic Violence Intervention Project is an Arabic-speaking service supporting women affected by gender based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence. The service is run by experienced bi-lingual staff from Arabic speaking countries.
The Woman's Trust provide free, women-only, client-led services to women affected by domestic violence in locations across East and West London. They offer hardship travel and childcare grants to enable access to all women. Services include person-centred one-to-one counselling - assessment and then up to 18 sessions. Self-development workshops - one day workshops for women to learn about types of abuse and the effects on survivors and their children. Peer Support Groups - helping women overcome the social isolation that domestic violence can create.