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Try and keep a mobile phone with you at all times if possible. The police are a key service when in immediate danger. Do not be afraid to call 999 in an emergency.
Alongside this list, we recommend that you visit the website of your local council or contact them directly to see what local support is available.
Respect is an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Call on 0808 801 0327, or use email or webchat.
Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only refuges in Europe and in the UK by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence.
They also offer holistic and intersectional services for Black and Minoritised (racialised) women. They are proud to be LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to Chinese people who are disadvantaged and living in the UK. They offer support on navigating immigration, home and housing help, legal assistance and more.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women who are experiencing domestic abuse and all forms of harmful traditional practices.
As well as a refuge, they also offer advocacy, support and peer support for professional women.
Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.
Intercom Trust is an LGBT+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West.
They provide help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information, groups including domestic abuse support.
Support and Action for Women Network promote education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for Black African and BME (racialised) women in Greater Manchester.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority (racialised) services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service.
Their freephone is on 0808 2000 247.
Galop is the UK's only specialist LGBTQIA+ anti-violence charity. They support all LGBTQIA+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, as well as a service for young people aged 16-25 in London and a dedicated Trans Advocacy Service.
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK.
Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice, cultural projects and more.
EACH was founded in 1991 as Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow. It was the first Asian specific community-based alcohol service to be established in the UK.
They now offer counselling and support to help anyone affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, violence and abuse, as well as social and peer activities.
Anah Project provides support for women experiencing any form of abuse in Bradford in various languages. They aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gugarati, and Hindi. Their helpline is on 08459 60 60 11.
Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects to run a no recourse to public funds (NRPF) housing project in London.
First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have experienced domestic violence and domestic abuse.
From support through the court system, to counselling and creating safe plans for individuals to rebuild their lives, they offer a wide range of services.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum seekers, refugees (people seeking asylum and refuge) and survivors of trafficking.
They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities. They also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support.
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting Black and minority women and girls (racialised) in Rotherham to escape violent situations.
They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
SARSAS provide support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives through counselling, live chat and other specialist support. They are open to all; girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary individuals.
Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of crime. They provide support to people weeks, months and years after a crime.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust offer online tools, services, advice and help if you're worried about being stalked. Their helpline is 0808 802 0300.
Latin American Women's Rights Service are a human rights, feminist organisation run by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK.
Their direct support includes casework for women experiencing gender-based violence, counselling and emotional support, advice on benefits, employment rights, family law and immigration and workshops.
Enfield Muslim’s Women’s Aid provides relief for women and their dependent children who suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic violence or abuse through the provision of accommodation, support and advice.
Their number is 020 8920 3565.
RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse. They offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.
The Shores in Dorset provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. They work hard to acknowledge the extra barriers faced by ethnic minorities (racialised people), LGBT+ individuals, and disabled people.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit offers free legal immigration advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. This includes a Women at Risk section.
Panahghar provide free dedicated BAME (racialised) multilingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for victims and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester.
If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24-hour helpline on 0800 055 6519.
The Ashiana Network offers a range of services including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training. They support ethnic minority (racialised) women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence.
CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin.
They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information including around employment, education, financial, and legal.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority (racialised) backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish and Cyproit Turkish. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence in Middlesbrough.
Bharosa is a domestic abuse service for ethnic minority women (particularly those from a South Asian background) living in Birmingham. They provide a free service which is confidential and unbiased for women and young girls over the age of 16.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME (racialised) communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support and outreach.
They have a helpline on 0756 269 8039.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority (racialised) women and children, including domestic abuse support.
Their number is 01473 231566.
NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. They offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. Helpline: 01623 683 250
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is an African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls.
They tackle abuse and discrimination through a range of services, including emotional support, FGM specialist clinics, safe spaces, leadership programmes for young women and more.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills.
The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. Amongst a range of resources, they have a helpline for adults, children and young people.
IKWRO support Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
They provide direct services including advocacy, training and counselling, while offering support in Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Turkish and English.
Route2 is an initiative offered by My Sister's Place that offers one-to-one help, education, advice and support to rehabilitate men who are behaving abusively towards family and want to change in Middlesbrough.
RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
Safety4Sisters works to support migrant women across the North West who have experienced gender-based violence and who have no recourse to public funds or state benefits.
Shakti Women’s Aid Edinburgh helps ethnic minority (racialised) women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/or other members of the household. Working closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, and NHS Scotland, they also provide training and consultancy. Their helpline is on 0131 475 2399.
The Jyoti Service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women and girls.
They offer a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape and sexual violence, in a range of languages and interpretation. Call their helpline on 01274 308 270.
Imkaan is a UK-based, feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised (racialised) women and girls. As well as research and training, they offer strategic advocacy, and consultancy services. They are not a direct service provider.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers.
As an organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse.
Their helpline is on 0808 801 0500.
Harbour works with families and individuals in the North East who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.
Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to abuse, trauma, and exploitation including prostitution. It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community.
WomenMATTA is a women's centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk.
It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues and more.
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters. Their support covers women, children and young people in Glasgow. Alongside this, their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.
Call their helpline on 0141 353 0859.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that support women through crisis and trauma.
They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
Kiran Support Services is an Asian women organisation based in Walthamstow. They offer support for people seeking refugee, immigration advice, help for women in abusive relationships and more.
They also provide safe, temporary accommodation to Asian women and their children.
ARCH Teesside is a specialist sexual violence service offering free and confidential support, help and advocacy to people in the Teesside area who have experienced rape and sexual abuse, at any point in their lives.
BCA Support Services is a Registered Provider (RP) delivering 24 hour emergency housing with supported accommodation to female adults at risk of homelessness and domestic violence across Birmingham.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
They run a range of groups for adults, young people, older people, asylum seekers and refugees, families and more.
Bawso provides practical and emotional support to Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) victims or for those affected at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include refuge, floating support, outreach, children and men's support.
Their 24-hour helpline is 0800 7318147.
Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership offer support and resources for Bristol residents including on anti-racism, domestic abuse, FGM, homelessness, mental health and more.
Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
Their helpline for women and girls is 0808 802 9999.
KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.
A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people.
They offer support for people with substance misuse problems, those involved with sex work, experiencing homelessness and often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME (racialised) people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon.
Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
Women and Girls Network are a free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse. They services include a helpline, webchat and other emotional and practical signposting support.
Alongside this, they have specific services for young women and non-binary people aged 11-25.
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority (racialised) women and girls. They offer a range of support services to women and girls including refuge, legal advice, domestic violence, healing and more.
For their free 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline call 020 8472 0528.
STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work.
Sistah Space is a London-based domestic violence charity that provides specialist support services to women of African and Caribbean heritage.
Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction support and more.
Staying Put are a Bradford-based charity supporting women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Their helpline is on 0808 2800 999.
akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. They have support and services available on their website.
The Angelou Centre is a Black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle.
They offer a range of holistic services for Black and minoritised (racialised) women experiencing violence or marginalisation.
As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.
Newcastle Women's Aid is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include refuge accommodation, recovery programmes, outreach support and children and young people’s support.
Their helpline is on 0800 923 2622.
Al-Hurraya Nottingham was founded in response to an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities. They offer "culturally-wise" counselling, community building, addiction support, family support, education and prevention, early intervention and women's groups.
Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.
The Sikh Helpline is a free professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The offer support on issues around mental health, discrimination, and more.
Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority (racialised) communities in South Tyneside.
Their offers include courses for ESOL, health and social care and more. They also have lunch groups, advice sessions and leisure activities.
Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.
Asian Women's Centre in London offers information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women. Their services include advice, youth groups, multi-lingual homecare, older women's groups and domestic abuse support.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge run by Juno Women's Aid. There are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. They speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. They support women with issues such as safety, housing, benefits, immigration, finances, children and health.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.
A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe.
The Halo Project in Middlesborough supports victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and guidance to Black and minoritised (racialised) women. Call their helpline on 01642 683 045.
Youth Realities is a youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support. They offer 1:1 support, workshops, dance classes, manhood programmes and other bespoke and creative projects.
WomenZone is a community centre in Bradford.
With ESOL classes, women's health groups, employment support and other services, they identify needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place.
LWA is a domestic abuse charity based in Loughborough, North Leicestershire, and was formerly known as Loughborough Women’s Aid. They provide support to men and women experiencing domestic abuse across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Narco SWITCH Project offer education, housing, justice, and health and wellbeing services support people to put in place the things they need to move forwards and build positive futures. They work collaboratively with other services and providers.
Endeavour in Bolton aims to end domestic abuse for people and their pets. They have a free service for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (racialised) people who are victims and survivors experiencing domestic abuse and/or violence.
Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless.
They run recovery groups, African-specific groups, social events, as well as referral-only arts and exercise groups.
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s supports Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London-wide.
They offer emotional and mental health support, old people's outreach, English language help and support for Grenfell survivors.
Bright Sky is a free-to-download app that people experiencing domestic violence are able to download.
Available in five languages (English, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish and Welsh), this app offers a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services with contact details.
Saheli gives Black, Asian and Minority (racialised) women and children a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and helps them come to decisions about their next steps.
Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Their helpline is on 0161 945 4187.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.
Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering support for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in Bristol.
They're inclusive of all genders, 18 years and above. The website features help guides, leaflets, apps and information on other support available.
Part of the Leeds Crisi-led Survivors Service, Sisterhood BAME Women’s group runs on Monday every week between 1:30pm – 4:30pm at the Reginald Terrace. Alternate weeks run remotely over Zoom.
Karma Nirvana is a charity supporting victims and survivors of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Their helpline is on 0800 599 9247.
FearFree offer support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community.
Their workers offer a range of support including safety planning, emotional support, mentoring, alongside practical support with housing, employment/education and accessing appropriate benefits.
A refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Liverpool. The service offers temporary accommodation for families, providing support, understanding and access to additional services when required.
They prioritise the needs of Black and Racial Minority (racialised) women and children but will take referrals from all sections of the community.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
The Bridge is a sexual assault referral centre who offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted across Bristol and Weston.
Savana are a Stoke-based organisation offering free counselling and support services for anyone from the age of 4 who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland.
They provide a wide range of services spanning all aspects of community justice. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release and housing.
Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden. They provide services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse.
Services also include information for survivors of domestic abuse in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi and more.
Rochdale Women Welfare Association support women from Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) backgrounds and their children who experience or are at risk of domestic violence.
Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls who are often deemed as hard to engage to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.
The Green House offers a range of evidence-based individual therapies (12 to 24 sessions) to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have experienced sexual abuse, living in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset, North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
NESTAC work to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester.
They promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights, with support for women and young girls who are gender-based violence survivors.