The MCF has provided essential running costs to Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline, helping us adapt to the huge rise in calls since the pandemic from women experiencing abuse, trauma, and fear. Many of these women are in crisis, with nowhere to turn and no one to speak to for help. At Refuge, we listen to survivors of abuse and believe them without judgement. We provide callers with information and advice so that they feel empowered to take the next steps towards rebuilding their lives after abuse.
This generous grant has also meant Refuge can help more women find safe accommodation in a refuge, provide extra support for women whose abusers have used technology to control, stalk, harass and threaten them and support the wellbeing of our Helpline staff and volunteers.
Thank you to the MCF for enabling us to be there on the end of the phone for thousands of women each year.”
Abigail Ampofo, Director of Service Delivery