'Tis the season

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.

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 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. 

 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.

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

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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Tracey’s Story

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...

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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

Safeguarding: Understanding Financial Abuse

Safeguarding: Understanding Financial Abuse

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.

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


This could cover the cost of specialist therapies like play therapy for one child.


Explore our volunteering opportunities and educational placements in social work and counselling. 


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