The Haven's History

Join us as we reflect on our rich history. Since our humble beginnings in 1973, The Haven Wolverhampton has been at the forefront of transforming lives and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse. 

Believe Women

We can break the wall of silence when survivors no longer feel stigmatised, blamed, and shamed. We all have a role to play and with our practical and emotional support, you are never alone. 

Protect Children

We have a team of trained specialists dedicated to safeguarding children and young people. We offer both practical and emotional support.

Gifts In Kind

Thank you for thinking about us. We are currently not able to accept your kind donations of clothing or items. But there are other ways you can support us.

Be Empowered

Our training and policy advice services empower professionals and employers to respond to Domestic Abuse and take appropriate action. 

50 Years of The Haven

Welcome to our website. For half a century since we first opened our doors in 1973, we’ve been dedicated to providing practical and emotional support to women and children who have faced domestic abuse, as well as women at risk of homelessness. As we reflect on this significant milestone, we are thrilled to launch a special history timeline on our website, chronicling the impactful journey of The Haven over the past five decades. In honor of our Jubilee year, we’ve also been collecting inspiring stories from individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by the work we do here at The Haven. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has already shared their stories with us. Your contributions have made our journey all the more meaningful. To discover more about the history of The Haven and explore the touching stories that have shaped our mission over the years, click here.

 If you are being subjected to Domestic Abuse, please do not suffer in silence. Help is available. We are here 24/7 to support you and to help you plan for your safety.

Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story

Meet Ella*, a brave young girl who, along with her family, found solace and support at The Haven during a challenging time at home. Initially hesitant and fearful, Ella soon discovered a safe and nurturing environment filled with dedicated individuals committed to...

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Megan’s Story

Megan’s Story

At the height of fame for this star from BBC's The Voice, no one knew that off the stage and behind closed doors, Megan Reece was a survivor whose talent had been overshadowed by the dark clouds of an abusive relationship for years. She shares her compelling story of...

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Carolyn’s Story

Carolyn’s Story

In a heartwarming showcase of corporate responsibility, Carolyn Smith, the Managing Director of Wolverhampton-based design agency TPSquared, shares the inspiring journey of their four-year partnership with The Haven Wolverhampton, illuminating the power of creativity...

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Support from The Haven

Please note that the following lines of contact are strictly for those seeking support and not for general enquiries:
Domestic Abuse Helpline: (24/7) 08000 194 400
WhatsApp Helpline: (Mon-Fri | 9.00am – 5.00pm) 07719 558 183

If you are not able to speak with us in English, you can still reach out to us for support; we use a telephone translation service for anyone calling us for support, whose first language is not English. Paycare kindly contribute towards the cost of our translation services.

Children at The Haven

"Virtual Reality therapy is amazing! It has been my favourite thing and I can’t wait to do this again."

– Sam

"I love the new animal therapist. All the animals are so cool and I even faced my fear of spiders!"

– Adele

"Day trips out are fun as I get to bond with other children and make new friends."

– Ola

"My CYP worker is so friendly and fun she has similar interests to me and I love playing with slime with her."

– Nisha

"I feel more confident and happy after my 1-2-1s. I feel that if I am ever sad I can go to my worker to help me through this. "

– Avielle

Latest News & Updates

Expert Voices: A Child Abuse Awareness Month Exclusive

Expert Voices: A Child Abuse Awareness Month Exclusive

In an exclusive interview, Louise and Ram share the vital importance of societal change in response to child domestic abuse, poignant experiences and innovative approaches. Join us as we dive into their journeys as Children Young People (CYP) and Families Support Workers at The Haven, uncovering the passion and resilience that drive their mission to create a safer, more supportive environment for children and young people. Read for more.

OP-ED | Inclusion through authenticity: Empowering women to be themselves

OP-ED | Inclusion through authenticity: Empowering women to be themselves

Reflecting on some key messages from our last Galentine’s networking event! In line with the theme for International Women’s Day this year, our guest speaker Pamilerin Beckley’s op-ed reminds us to embrace authenticity and challenge societal norms. Let’s inspire inclusion by celebrating diversity and amplifying women’s voices. Read for more.

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This could cover the cost of one woman’s call to our FREE emergency helpline.


This could provide a one-hour animal therapy session for children.


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