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The cost of living crisis shouldn’t cost her life

Right now, women who can’t find money to flee domestic abuse are facing a terrifying choice – whether to leave or stay with an abusive partner this Christmas.

But the cost of living crisis shouldn’t cost women their lives. It’s up to us to make sure it never does.

Your donation this Christmas could help women like Deanna*, whose abusive partner forced her to pay for both of their lives and took out payday loans in her name, trapping her in a spiral of fear.

I woke up every day terrified… I sold all my belongings to buy food. We had no electricity, no hot water. The cost of living is utterly fatal ”, she says.

You could help to save a woman’s life this Christmas. Donate now – it takes just 2 minutes.

*Name has been changed to protect the confidentiality of the woman we support.


£5 a month could go towards providing emotional support to a child.
90% of domestic abuse in a family household happens in the presence of a child. Your regular gift could help children to overcome the trauma of experiencing domestic abuse.

£10 a month could give a woman her independence back.
Women are often forced to stop working by their abusers, or they have to leave their jobs when they escape abuse. Your regular gift could provide economic abuse support from our specialist staff.

£25 a month could provide essentials for a woman arriving at a refuge.
Every day, women escaping life-threatening situations seek safety in our refuges. Many arrive with little more than the clothes they are wearing. Your gift could go towards providing toiletries, food and clothing to help a woman through her first night.

Most people give £27.36

£10 could pay for a mobile phone top up for a woman to let her family know she is safe / who is unable to use her phone as her phone is being tracked.

£30 could go towards paying for a taxi for a woman to flee her abuser and to be safe in one of our 44 refuges.

£52 could cover the cost of a woman and her children to have a safe night’s stay in a refuge.

£100 could pay for a night’s stay in emergency hotel accommodation for a survivor when there isn’t availability in a refuge.

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