Refuge Richmond Advocacy and Community Outreach Service
Our Richmond Advocacy and Community Outreach Service provides free, confidential, non-judgmental and independent support to anyone experiencing domestic violence living in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames. Our service supports women and men aged 16+.
Refuge’s Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) provide support to people at high risk of injury or harm due to domestic violence from a current or former partner, or a family member.
Refuge’s Community Outreach Worker is based between the five children centres within the borough and provides emotional and practical support to anyone experiencing domestic violence.
The Refuge—Richmond Advocacy and Community Outreach team will work with you to create a tailor made safety and support plan which can include:
- Personal safety information
- Support if you need to contact the police
- Keeping you updated and informed if you are going through a court case
- Information on injunctions
- Support around improving the safety of child contact
- Support around safe housing options
- Referrals to other services
- The opportunity to discuss the effects of domestic violence with someone who understands
The One Stop Shop
The One Stop Shop is a weekly drop-in run for anyone who is experiencing domestic violence in Richmond upon Thames. It is held every Thursday at St John the Divine Church Hall, Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2PE (a short walk from Richmond train station) from 10am to 1pm.
- St John the Divine, Church Hall, Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PE (directions displayed on map)
- Service Type:
- Advice and Advocacy
- Opening Times:
- Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Services For:
- Parents and families
- Teenage parents
This page was last updated on 01 July 2019