Supporting the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline
Run in partnership between the country's two leading domestic violence charities, Women’s Aid and Refuge, the Helpline relies on funding from Government bodies, charitable trusts, and individuals.
We would particularly like to thank the following for their support during 2009/10.
Charitable trusts and foundations
The Albert Hunt Trust
The Boltini Trust
The Syder Foundation
The Owen Willis Charitable Trust
Department of Health
We also like to thank the generosity of all the individuals who have supported the Helpline.
"The last time he attacked me was particularly nasty. It was the first time my daughter was there in the house. He bruised my neck and put a pillow over my face. I rang the Helpline the next night.*"
A call from this woman led to her first steps towards increased safety. Within a matter of days she had a key worker who supported her through a process of changing the locks, getting an injunction out against her abuser, and having a tracer placed on her telephone line so that all emergency calls were picked up urgently.
This was typical of the 137,000 calls received by the helpline last year. Sadly we unable to answer all the calls we receive. We desperately need further funding in order to cope with demand and ensure that victims of domestic violence are able to access the help they need, when they need it.
We are very grateful for the support we currently receive – but we constantly need to secure new support to keep the service running.
If you would like to show your support and you would like make a donation through our secure online giving service please click here
For other ways of giving and more information about the Helpline please contact Elizabeth Sully 0117 983 7139 or Catherine Perez Phillips 020 7395 7724 who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.