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Emergency Accommodation

We provide emergency accommodation for women affected by domestic abuse

We provide emergency accommodation for women who are affected by domestic abuse in refuge and self-contained apartments. 


Refuge is a safe place with specialised staff on hand to provide information, practical help and one-to-one support.


Virginia House


Virginia House is emergency accommodation available to women and children affected by domestic abuse. Recently refurbished, it includes self-contained apartments and also ensuite bedrooms with shared kitchens, laundry and recreation facilities.


Ruth House


Ruth House provides six apartments where women and their children and young people can be accommodated in their own family living environment.

Domestic Abuse Specialists work with women in Refuge to identify their individual needs and develop a support plan, including:

  • Safety Planning

  • Housing Information

  • Money Management

  • Court Support

  • Advocacy


We provide information and offer one to one support enabling women to explore options and make informed choices.

We provide practical support to help women access services including housing benefits, social services  including housing benefits, social services, healthcare and education, financial services, police and legal support. 

Refuge provides short term accommodation, and women can stay with us for a few days or several months depending on their needs.

All accommodation is fully accessible, with staff available in refuge or on-call 24 hours a day.


Children and Young People


Dedicated staff support mums to help children settle in to the refuge. With a fully equipped playroom and outdoor facilities, we aim to make every child feel welcome, safe and secure.


Read here  Accommodation Leaflet


If you are affected by domestic abuse YOU CAN call Women’s Aid ABCLN on 028 25 632136.  

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