This Christmas, support women and children to feel safe and at home while they recover from the trauma of abuse. Our project aims to equip our growing portfolio of refuges and safe spaces with all the home comforts and essentials to make them feel like home, whilst also making them safe and secure.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065427)
When a woman leaves her abuser, she makes a life-changing decision to leave her home – it is incredibly stressful. As such, it is vital our accommodation is well-furnished, clean, welcoming, and as homely as possible so immediately when she arrives she feels safe and cared for – this can make or break the difference between her staying with us or returning to her abuser. However, supporting up to 1,800 women and children in accommodation every year, these spaces quickly develop wear and tear.
Christmas can be a really difficult time for women and children subjected to domestic abuse, so it is vital they feel at home in our emergency accommodation. Your donations will enable us to buy/replace furnishings and ensure our accommodation is clean and equipped with essential household items such as new bedding and crockery. This in turn will empower women and children to stay with us and access the crucial wrap-around support they need to live their lives free from abuse.
“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.”
‘I want to thank you and your team for the amazing and life-saving work you do. If it were not for you and your colleagues, myself and my daughters might not be alive today.’
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