Domestic abuse is a gendered issue, which is deeply rooted in the societal inequality between women and men.


You're in safe hands

WightDASH – formerly the Isle of Wight Women’s Refuge, supports women, men and children who are experiencing domestic violence via a wide range of services including refuge, community outreach programmes, advocacy, the Freedom Programme and Recovery Toolkit. 

Our telephone line is answered 24 hours a day, every day and we give practical advice and support over the phone. Our refuge provides emergency accommodation and we have specialist staff on hand to provide support.  We can assist with guidance for individuals going through civil and criminal court cases. People  may not choose to leave their home and so our outreach workers can arrange meetings in a safe place to  make assessments, discuss plans and provide emotional support. Initially please telephone 01983 825981.



" Our aim is to advise and ensure that those experiencing domestic abuse have the support and information they need to escape domestic violence and to provide on- going services to support their decisions. We have highly qualified staff on hand to respond to the individual needs of every adult and child and to strive towards the best possible outcome, whatever their situation. "


Robert Thompson, Chef

" The Island is very special place for me and it’s somewhere that makes me feel happy, inspired and safe. The Refuge is so important as it plays a vital role in supporting women and children who aren't as fortunate. "

Rob da Bank, DJ and Bestival founder

" No one should have to put up with domestic abuse whatever your situation and I salute theRefuge for providing a safe space for women and children on the Island. Please do what you can to support it. "

Edana Minghella

" This is the reality of life for many. The need for support, safety, trust and humanity has never been greater. I'm proud to support Isle of Wight Women's Refuge in its vital work on the Island."


" If a woman is looking for a refuge space on the Isle of Wight they can contact our helpline number 01983 825981. If there is a room available we will run through a referral form to make sure we can meet the needs of the woman and any children she has with her "