The Haven Wolverhampton

Make a House a Home this Christmas

This Christmas, support women and children to feel safe and secure in refuge whilst they recover from the trauma of abuse. Our project aims to make our spaces feel a little more like home by equipping them with essentials such as new bedding and crockery.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065427)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£8,285

Donations

76

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

  • “When I became homeless, I was referred to The Haven who gave me a roof over my head. […]. Now I’m training to be a counsellor and my kids are with me and doing well.”

    — Woman in refuge

  • You were absolutely brilliant with me... here I am now, a university graduate and a teaching Assistant! I couldn’t have done it without the support of the kind people at Haven who made me strong and helped me out of the darkness.

    — Woman in refuge

Situation

Women and children often come to refuge in the middle of the night with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Whilst women have fled abusive partners, they have left the space they call home and the surroundings that are familiar to them. As such, it is vital our spaces are as clean, welcoming and homely as possible – this can make or break the difference between a woman staying and accessing the support she needs to move forwards to a happy future, or returning to her abuser.

Solution

Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for women and children subjected to domestic abuse, so it is vital they feel at home in our refuges. Your donations will enable us to purchase essential household items such as new bedding and crockery so women and children feel cared for and comfortable over the festive period and into 2021. This in turn will empower women to stay where they are safe and access the crucial wrap around support needed to move towards a fulfilling and bright future.