This service offers safe, non-judgemental emergency accommodation for women and children at risk from domestic abuse.

The service supports women and their children with a support plan to maximise their safety, including assistance with arranging housing for when they leave the refuge. The refuge additionally runs social activities, workshops and opportunities for training and volunteering. Psychological and family support is offered in addition to practical assistance to aid service users move forward and recover from trauma.

Interpreters are available if English is not the service user’s 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.