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

Since then we have grown to provide outreach services, support for male survivors and to work with children and young people living in the community.

We offer a range of services based in the community to anyone living in West or Mid Suffolk who is experiencing or who has experienced domestic abuse. This can range from a one off conversation via our helpline to a programme of individual or group support.

We’ve been incredibly fortunate over the last few weeks with donations, particularly of the financial variety. Lots of these donations have been anonymous, so we’d just like to say a BIG thank you to all of you! Every single penny will make a difference to the families that we help, both in refuge and within the community. THANK YOU!

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre Helpline 0330 551 9495

Advice and Information

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, the best thing you can do is try to tell someone you trust, or contact us for advice and support.

Warning Signs

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

National Helplines

In an emergency, or if you feel in danger, phone 999 immediately. You can do this from a mobile, even if you don’t have credit.

Accreditations & Support

We welcome any donation no matter how great or small. You can directly help us today.