Solace Women's Aid

The Perfect Getaway

This Summer, are you jetting off to sun, sea and sand? What does the perfect getaway look like for you? For survivors of domestic abuse, this looks like escaping violence into safe, supportive accommodation with everything they need to rebuild their lives. Help us make their dream getaway a reality.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1082450)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£13,224

Time left

17 days

Donations

21

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

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

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The Summer months see an increase in rates of domestic violence. Hot weather can increase irritability. The added stress of having children at home can increase violence as well as provide more opportunities for children to witness or experience abuse. This Summer, the rising cost of living means survivors will face additional barriers. Without the means to secure housing, buy food and pay energy bills, women are being forced to choose between domestic abuse or homelessness and starvation. 

Solution

This Summer, we need to be there to answer every call and support every woman and girl who arrives at our doors. Many survivors are forced to flee with nothing. We provide emergency welcome packs with essentials to survive. Our dedicated Family Support Workers will support children and mothers in our refuges with activities and day trips to create new, positive memories. We also provide vital advocacy and counselling support to help women and girls recover from their trauma.