We need your help!
There are many ways you can donate right now. Click the button below to donate online, or Buy a Brick to contribute towards our incredible goal of building and running our own refuge. For more information on other ways to donate including regular monthly giving or leaving us a gift in your will please contact us
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Our vision is to provide a unique, child-centred, holistic refuge where the physical environment is as much a part of their recovery as the specialist support we provide.
And you can help us achieve this.
We need £1million to buy a refuge and secure provision of domestic abuse services in South East Hampshire.
The national network of refuges is under threat. Funding cuts have closed refuges. In some areas, access for women and children is restricted.
We aim to raise enough money to buy - or build - a dedicated refuge to guarantee continuing support for domestic abuse victims.
Our dream is to own a refuge where we can provide an innovative, integrated and individualised service to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse.
A refuge offers a crucial and safe option for victims of domestic violence and abuse. But to be most effective, refuges need to offer more than just somewhere to stay.
We are unique in our focus on the safety and wellbeing of children. At our refuge, we will provide the supportive and nurturing environment needed to help victims recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.
Witnessing and experiencing domestic abuse represents one of the most serious risks to children. Without early intervention, this
exposure can result in severe and long lasting physical, psychological and behavioural damage.
Children process the trauma of domestic abuse in different ways. Some suffer anxiety or depression, insomnia, nightmares, temper tantrums and aggressive behaviour. Others internalise their stress
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Many children are prevented from having normal childhood experiences while living with domestic abuse. Some mothers need help with parenting skills.
We want children to be able to be themselves and have fun. Play areas within the refuge and the garden will promote both therapeutic and free play.
Providing a safe refuge has been at the core of our services since 1977.
But because our refuges are owned by others, we can’t create an environment where victims can recover and develop healthily.
How we are doing…
With our own refuge, we will take an innovative and holistic approach designed to help them live free from domestic abuse.
Did you know that you can now support our refuges in Hampshire by playing along with the Community Lotteries below?.
Not only does every ticket sold help a woman fleeing domestic abuse to start a new life – you could also win £25,000!