If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, help is available.
It is okay to call the HELP LINE even if you are not sure as to your situation.
The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. All calls are confidential. Fully trained female workers and volunteers provide support, information and a listening ear. They can help women and children access a safe haven at Ruth’s House.
We also offer support and information to friends, family members, external agencies and professionals calling on behalf of a woman. Our aim is to make a woman aware of her options so that she can make informed choices. We discuss the options available to her, empowering her to make her own decisions. We never judge her or tell her what to do.
Who can call the help line?
The helpline is a lifeline for thousands of women, many of whom have never spoken about their experiences to anyone.
Abused women have many reasons for calling. Some have fled their home and desperately need a place of safety. Others want to talk about what is happening to them, discuss their fears and seek support.
Many need information about their housing and legal rights or reassurance about calling the police.
We also hear from:
Friends or family members seeking advice and support
Agencies referring women to refuges or seeking advice