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Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre

Bury St Edmunds Womens Aid Centre (the Refuge) was established in 1974 to provide safety and support for women and children experiencing Domestic Abuse.

The Refuge has living accommodation for 8 women and 15 children. We offer temporary accommodation in a safe and supportive refuge where women and their children can recover from the traumatic effects of domestic violence and make informed choices. We also offer a range of community services, courses and counselling to support women to rebuild their lives after abuse.

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Watch our new videos showing the steps of the women who visit the refuge every year.

Should I call?

Don’t worry about getting in touch, all calls are confidential and any return contact with be on your own terms.

Advice and information

About domestic violence

About domestic violence

Domestic violence refers to a range of behaviours by a partner (male or female), family member or carer and can include emotional, physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse.

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Warning signs

Warning signs

Your relationship may seem healthy, but there are some warning signs you can look for to help you identify possible abuse.

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In an emergency, or if you feel in danger, phone 999 immediately. However, we have put together some numbers for national help services.

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Bury St Edmunds Women’s Refuge