PO BOX 486
WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: 1156186
FOR REFUGE ACCOMMODATION CALL 0330 102 5811 (24 hours)
For advice, information and support in the Borough call Welwyn Hatfield Women's Helpline
01707 373743 (9-5 Mon - Fri)
Specially for kids
women worry about what being in a Refuge will be like for their
children. In our experience most children settle in quickly and then
thoroughly enjoy their time in Refuge. Women's Aid have been working
with children who have lived with domestic violence for many years and
have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience around the
particular needs that children of all ages who are in Refuge may
The Child Support Workers at Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge can help children begin to overcome any anxieties and difficulties they may be experiencing as a result of living with domestic violence. They can also help you find ways to manage your child's behaviour if it has become problematic. There are supervised sessions in the children's area for children of all age groups and levels of ability with everything from painting, sticking and modelling to cooking in a proper kitchen designed and built for children. The Child Support Workers also organise trips and outings during school holidays and conduct Children's Meetings where children can develop their communication skills in a more formal setting.
Most children thrive in Refuge and many look back on their time with us with fondness and affection. Coming into Refuge changes children's lives too.