The Haven Wolverhampton

Supporting Women with No Recourse to Public Funds

To provide refuge and additional support to women and any dependent children affected by domestic violence who have no recourse to public funds.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065427)





  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



The Haven receives a large number of referrals from women who have no access to public funds. These women have come to the UK either on temporary work permits, student or spousal visas or perhaps to marry. The ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule means that these women can not claim certain state benefits e.g. housing benefit and income support. Unfortunately these benefits are required to secure a place in a refuge; consequently many women suffering domestic violence are suffering alone, trapped in violence marriages. It is very difficult for refuges like The Haven who are financially pressured to discriminate between who can access support. Any funds will go along way to help supporting these vulnerable women and children.