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Domestic abuse support

Where to find support

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please do not suffer in silence:

  • in an emergency always call the Police on 999
  • call 101 for non-emergencies
  • make a report online to Hertfordshire Police

There are several organisations that can offer you support, advice and assistance, whether you are experiencing domestic abuse yourself or you’re a concerned friend or family member.

SADA (Survivors Against Domestic Abuse)

SADA provide support and crisis intervention for people in North Herts and Stevenage experiencing domestic abuse. The SADA team offers a variety of support for victims, survivors, and their families, this includes:

  • a safe environment to report abuse
  • access to legal, financial, and housing advice
  • emotional support  
  • help installing additional home security features
  • emergency accommodation

SADA supports both men and women and their families.

If you would like more information on SADA, or to talk to one of their support workers, please contact them directly on 01438 242666, or email SADA@stevenage.gov.uk.

Other domestic abuse organisations

Hertfordshire Sunflower: a local charity that gives information, advice, and links to obtain further support and help. Visit Hertfordshire Sunflower services to access their services.

Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline: a confidential, free helpline available Monday to Friday from 9am – 9pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 4pm. You can contact the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08 088 088 088 or email using their confidential email address: Kim@mailpurple.org

Refuge: a charity and helpline that supports women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Visit Refuge or call the free 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Women's Aid: provides support and information for women and children affected by domestic abuse. Visit Women's Aid for further information.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline: is run by Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, to provide emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. You can call the helpline on 0800 999 5428 between 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday and between 10am -8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Safer Places: provides refuge accommodation in North Herts for women, children and men experiencing domestic abuse, as well as support and information. Visit Safer Places, or call their helpline on 03301 025811, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Karma Nirvana: provides support for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The national helpline offers direct support and guidance. Visit www.karmanirvana.org.uk or call their helpline on 0800 5999 247. 

Men's Advice Line: a free helpline giving information and advice for men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Visit ManKind or the Men’s Advice line websites or call their free helpline on 0808 801 0327.

Bright Sky App: a free mobile app that is an excellent source of support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or that is concerned about someone they know.

The app provides advice on issues such as online safety, stalking and harassment, and sexual consent. It is available in five languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish and Welsh and can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.