Domestic abuse does not stop at Christmas. For those recovering from the trauma of abuse or fleeing to us for safety over the festive period, it can be a dark and difficult time but you can help make Christmas wishes come true.
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.
50 Stories | 50 Years
Welcome to our website. The Haven Wolverhampton provides practical and emotional support for women and children who have been subjected to Domestic Abuse, and women who are at risk of homelessness. To commemorate our Jubilee year, we have been gathering stories from people who have been positively impacted over the last 50 years, by the work we do here at The Haven! Thank you to all who have responded to our call for stories so far. If you have a Haven story or feel inspired by any of the stories shared below, it is not too late to share. Find out more here.
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...
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...
Reflecting on her childhood, Tracey Secker recalls striving to please and conform, and internalising hurtful phrases like "Children should be seen and not heard" and "You talk too much," which shaped her path in life. Her journey, marked by verbal abuse, threats, and...
Support from The Haven
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."
"I love the new animal therapist. All the animals are so cool and I even faced my fear of spiders!"
"Day trips out are fun as I get to bond with other children and make new friends."
"My CYP worker is so friendly and fun she has similar interests to me and I love playing with slime with her."
"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. "
Latest News & Updates
Financial barriers to leaving abusive relationships are too often ignored. By shedding light on these challenges – loss of income, relocation expenses, legal fees – we aim to inspire collective action to debunk myths and dismantle these barriers.
Helping you understand the meaning of financial abuse, its prevalence, and current safety measures and support available. We also share the stories of Aoife* who we supported here at The Haven, and Sarah* who appeared on This Morning to share her story.
Celebrating Success: The Haven Reaches the final stage in the Enjoy Wolverhampton Bid Excellence Awards! We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Enjoy Wolverhampton Bid Excellence Awards. We are immensely grateful and...
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