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Croydon Women's Aid

Established in 1975, offering safe temporary accommodation and support for women and children who are fleeing / experiencing domestic abuse. Accommodation in 3 houses for up to 20 women and 32 children at any one time, plus a fully accessible unit for 1 woman and up to 3 children with special needs. Staff offer skilled practical help, advice and emotional support to enable women to return to independent living. This includes re-housing applications, medical treatment, help with finding schools, legal advice, counselling for both women and children and help with submitting correct welfare benefit claims.

Floating Support offers practical and emotional support for women living with/survivors of domestic abuse living in Croydon area.

Women's Aid Federation of England, P O Box 3245, Bristol, BS2 2EH
0808 2000 247 (Freephone Helpline)
0117 924 1703
Opening times:
24hr helpline
Who is it for:
Women and children fleeing domestic abuse

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Temporary living quarters provided for public convenience.
Services only available to women.

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