The Difference Made

Our exit survey revealed

Improved Relationship with Children

Increased their understanding of Traumas has on them and their Children.

Children come to us in a state of shock, we want children to feel physically & emotionally safe. We work with children to remember their time with us as a place where they felt safe after escaping chaotic and dangerous situations.

Many children experiencing Domestic Abuse describe being powerless and invisible.
We make children feel valued by investing in relationships & encouraging child led participation.
We want the children to know they are strong, powerful and important.

COVID lockdowns have escalated the isolation of families experiencing domestic abuse.
We want the children to experience refuge as belonging to a big family and make connections they’ll remember for life.
We are proud builders of community to grow the love around the child.

Of Clients achieved Safety

(3% were moved to another refuge after being found through digital media)

Felt Safer after receiving Support

No longer felt Isolated

Reported their Mental Health has Improved

Felt more Confident

Greater understanding of DVA & its impacts

Quality of Life had Improved

I felt supported, and loved our room which is bright and airy. I felt happy and knew I was safe. My daughter was frightened to leave my side when we went into refuge. Today, she is more confident and enjoyed her time in the creche. She has grown in leaps and bounds. In my own culture there is very little or no understanding of anxiety. The Refuge Mindful based learning course has helped me understand my anxiety and reach a place of peace and harmony

I'm alive!

The refuge gave myself and children the safety we needed and myself to gain confidence and able to move on.

I was a broken woman when I arrived. My time in refuge has transformed me, into a confident, strong woman. I owe a lot of thanks to this refuge.

When I entered the refuge I was so low in confidence, I didn't believe in myself. I thought the end of my marriage was the end of my life. All those feelings are gone now with the help from the refuge workers.

Being in refuge has given me the time to deal with the abuse I experienced, and build myself back up, its given me time to bond again and has made us a real family again but on our own. Mentally, I feel much more stable and I feel I have a voice again. I will never forget what the staff have done for me and will be forever grateful.

Thank you for helping me be me again

CONTACT US

By post at: PO Box 486
Welwyn Garden City
Herts
AL7 9GN

By phone on: 01707 373743

By email: admin at(@) whwr.org