This service provides two refuges Mary Smith Refuge and Starick House. Which offer short term accommodation for women and children who need a safe place to stay where they are supported and offered access to free professional services to help them escape the violence and make plans for their future.
The refuge teams work hard to provide an integrated service, with the aim of increasing a client’s sense of safety and wellbeing. The support provided at our refuges includes:
- Emotional support
- Information and referral to relevant services
- Financial support and practical assistance
- Case management
- Conducting risk assessments
- Safety plans