About Us

Now called Rotherham Rise, Rotherham Women’s Refuge (RWR) was established in 1976 as a local charity. We provide a range of support services for adults and children who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Our services include:

  • Safe temporary accommodation for up to 12 families
  • Outreach support for up to 15 women
  • One to one support
  • Group work
  • Advocacay
  • Learning opportunities
  • Emotional and practical support
  • Peer support
  • Specialist support for children and young people
  • Counselling sessions
  • Access to services
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We also raise awareness of domestic violence and the impact on adults, children and young people. We hope that this will influence the development of local strategy, policy and services. We also do work which we hope will help to prevent domestic violence occuring from the start with children and young people, adults, communities and professionals.

At Rotherham Rise we will:

  • Believe survivor’s experiences of violence and abuse – no evidence is needed
  • Operate a policy of confidentiality to prioritise all survivor safety
  • Provide a non direct, non-judgemental service
  • Actively challenge discrimination and promote equality of opportunity
  • Treat all survivors as individuals ensuring that their needs are taken into consideration including religion, culture, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, HIV status or race

We offer Accommodation based support as well as Outreach support. We also have a dedicated children and Young People’s support service.

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