This refuge offers safe emergency accommodation for women and children at risk of domestic abuse.

Staff members work individually with each woman to develop a support plan which assesses both needs and risks and enables her to make independent choices. Alongside this plan, staff work alongside agencies (including police or local authorities) to ensure the service users’ safety and help them to prepare for their future, including housing from when they move on from the refuge.

Staff members include a Children & Family Worker who will work with the whole family to support them to recover and move forward from the trauma of Domestic Abuse. The refuge also runs social activities, workshops and activities and opportunities for training and volunteering, and encourages the women and their families to enjoy social activities and support groups for psychological support.

Interpreters are available for those who do not have English as their first language.

Get support

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, is available on 0808 2000 247, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.

Hestia's Refuge Referral Line also helps women and children to find domestic abuse refuge spaces across London and the south east. Call 0808 169 9975 or email us at [email protected], Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.