What we do

Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge supports women, together with their children, who have suffered domestic abuse. We offer crisis accommodation and outreach support to help them make independent decisions about their futures.

Our services

We provide crisis accommodation at any one time for 21 women (and their children where necessary) fleeing from domestic abuse and violence which includes physical, mental, emotional and financial abuse.

We provide practical and emotional support to help women make independent decisions about their future.

We provide a specialist children’s department to provide support for children who have been forced to live with domestic abuse. This includes pre-school provision rated “outstanding” by OFSTED in December 2014.

We deliver outreach support to women in the community experiencing domestic abuse or violence and who feel unable to leave their partner and/or wish to remain in their own home.

We support former Refuge residents to help them rebuild their lives.

We run a range of support programmes to help women recognise and come to terms with the violence they have suffered, including one to one counselling.

We employ Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) to support women.

Do you need help?

Phone 01206 500585 or 01206 761276, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Outside of these hours we operate an on call service where help is available. 

The Refuge can help you find a safe way out

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Core values

Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge totally rejects all forms of domestic abuse and any attempts to justify it.

Domestic abuse is not a marginal social issue. We believe in the importance of campaigning against it as part of asserting the dignity of women and helping them to act autonomously and independently.

We believe that children affected by domestic abuse deserve our support.

We believe in equality of opportunity.

We believe in the independence and autonomy of the voluntary sector.

View our accounts: http://colchester-refuge.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Colchester-Tendring-Accounts-Signed-13-July-20151.tif

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