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Middlesbrough Domestic Abuse Refuge

Domestic Abuse

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Introduction to Service

Middlesbrough Domestic Abuse Refuge is supported accommodation for women and women with children who are fleeing domestic abuse. The project provides support for up to 15 women at the refuge, followed by six weeks move on support.

We work to prevent further domestic abuse by providing support and facilitating safe space for women/women with families in refuge accommodation, from which they can regain control of their lives and progress toward safe independent living beyond the refuge.

We use a holistic and strength-based approach to support all individuals, supporting women who may have experienced multiple disadvantages and have unmet needs and also who require specialist trauma informed and non-judgmental support.

The refuge is run in accordance with the women’s co-produced Protect and Support Plan and follows Changing Lives Theory of Change; Being, Becoming, Belonging.

Unfortunately, we are unable to support women with alcohol dependency needs, or women with a history of violence or arson.

Key Information

At this project we are a female only team, dedicated to supporting women and this can include:

  • Information or informal advice
  • Weekly individual support sessions
  • Advocacy
  • Emotional and wellbeing support
  • Telephone information and support
  • Benefits advice and help with budgeting
  • Help with parenting skills
  • Help with life skills
  • Help with maintaining a tenancy
  • Practical help
  • Formal advice surgeries
  • Legal support and information
  • Support in court
  • Therapeutic sessions and group support
  • Courses, training and seminars
  • Access to pet fostering
  • Referrals to other services
  • Move on support

How to access

Please complete our referral form and return to one of the following email addresses:

middlesbroughrefuge@changing-lives.org.uk or middlesbroughrefuge@changinglives.cjsm.net

Please contact us on 01642 861 788 for support.

Please ensure a DASH Risk assessment is completed by the referring agency and attached. Please note the more information we have, the better we are able to support the individuals affected.

For out of hours emergency support please contact 07812 672 818.

Self-referrals are welcome to contact 01642 861 788 to complete a referral over the phone.

How to contact

Please get in touch using the contact details below.

Call us

01642 861788

Email us


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