The difference you make

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Domestic and sexual violence affects 28% of women. 

The women experiencing it are those sitting next to you at work, standing on the tube, your cousin, you just might not know. 

The demand for Solace’s Rape Crisis is increasing, 2018 marks the first time we have had to close our waiting list to receive support. It is not enough. 

We need your help to stop it before it starts 

Domestic and sexual violence is everywhere and the women and children of London need your help to build safe lives and strong futures.  Solace are there from crisis to recovery to independence. We have been there to build safe lives and strong futures for 40 years and we need you to make sure we are here for 40 more. 

“Thank you to Solace for giving me my life back. I was in a very bad place and having a safe place to live and supportive staff has been wonderful.” –Solace service user living in refuge

The journey for every woman and every child is different. Below you can see how each moment of recovery is needed and how your support makes them stronger. 

Every woman’s journey is different. You can be there to support them for their entire journey.

From Crisis

It could be the moment of life or death when a woman gets through to our advice line. £47 could answer one call. Or, £125 could give a woman and her children essential items to restart their life.

To Recovery

£50 would pay for a woman’s specialist counselling session so she can understand what she has been through. £1000 could train 4 members of staff to become advocates, to fight for what every survivor needs. 

To her independence

£36 will help her attend a “Moving Forward” group. To make sure she is ready. £500 will help her start her new home, when she has absolutely nothing.

Stand with Solace to build safe lives and strong futures for every woman and child surviving abuse in London.