For Baby's Sake

For Baby’s Sake is a programme for expectant parents, whether together as a couple or not, who want to bring an end to domestic abuse and create the best possible start in life for their baby. For Baby’s Sake helps both parents to make the lasting changes that they want for themselves and their family. 

Website: www.stefanoufoundation.org

Herts Rape Crisis

 Free & confidential counselling for females who are over 18 and survivors of rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse – no matter how old you were when this happened.

Every Thursday: 19:30 – 21:30 calls are answered by a counsellor. 

Telephone: 01707 276 512

Website: www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk

Relate - Hertfordshire

They offer a range of services to help you with your couple and family relationships, whether you’re young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship. They can help with the big relationship threatening problems as well as the issues that just make things a little less than perfect. Even if things are going well for you, we can help keep things that way. 

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Herts Domestic Abuse

The Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is a confidential, free, support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0808 8088 088
Monday – Friday – 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday – 09:00 – 16:00

Website: www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org

Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge and Support Services (WHWR)

WHWR provides refuge accommodation to women fleeing domestic violence with, or without, their children. The Refuge operates a helpline and provides an outreach service for any women in the district who are, or have been, victims of domestic violence. WHWR operate two, term-time drop-in centres for women (under 5’s welcome).

Telephone: 03301 025 811

Website: www.whwr.org.uk


St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge aims to provide a safe comfortable, conflict free environment for women and women with children who are suffering domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.stalbansandhertsmerewomensrefuge.org.uk

Herts Sunflower

Herts Sunflower are here to help and support you if you or someone you know has been abused.

Website: www.hertssunflower.org

Future Living

Future Living Hertford is an Award Winning registered charity (number 1155145) and an independent service for those in recovery from addiction and domestic abuse, providing a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic environment.

Website: www.futurelivinghertford.co.uk

Herts SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Herts SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. If you would like to talk to someone about something that has happened to a friend or relative, they can talk you through their services and offer emotional and practical support. If you would like to speak to someone they are available 24/7. 

Telephone: 08081 784 448

Website: www.hertssarc.org

Safer Places

Safer Places is an independent domestic abuse service with over 40 years of experience and has been recognised as delivering excellent services to adults and children affected by Domestic Abuse across Essex and Hertfordshire. They provide either community support or support within one of their refuges. They offer a wide range of services which anyone affected by domestic abuse can access. This includes legal advice, counselling, specialist advice and guidance regarding the circumstances that people may be facing. 

Website: www.saferplaces.co.uk

Watford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

Watford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre offer non-judgmental support to women and men who have been raped or sexually abused, no matter when or how it happened. They offer a safe place for women and men over 16 years who have experienced sexual violence or abuse and are also a referral centre for survivors of satanic and ritualistic abuse. Watford Rape Crisis offers telephone and face to face support, sensitive to the individual’s needs, as well as links to relevant organisations, information.

Telephone: 01923 249 511

Website: www.wrc-info.org

Beacon Hertfordshire Victim Care Centre

At Beacon they’re committed to helping you overcome any harm and suffering you experience as a result of a crime against you. Their role is to ensure you receive the help and support you need at every stage of the process. This means they’re here for you from the moment you contact them to the day your case is complete.

Website: www.hertfordshirebeacon.org

Women's aid

Since 1974, Women’s Aid have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse. As a federation of over 180 organisations, they provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country.

Hepline: 0808 2000 247

Facebook: @womensaid

Twitter: @womensaid

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Victim Support

As an independent charity, Victim Support work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime.

Surrey Supportline: 0808 168 9274
Lines are open 09:00 – 19:00, Monday – Friday
For out of hours support call our support line on – 0808 168 9111
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk