The Freedom Programme is now running in Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and Burgess Hill. Please call 01903 231069 for more information.

How we can help

Are you or someone you know experiencing Domestic Abuse?

If you are in immediate danger dial 999

National Domestic Abuse 24 hour helpline 0808200247

We have a range of services in West Sussex to help:

Refuge Accommodation

Our Refuge accommodation provides a safe place of support for women, experienced staff provide both practical and emotional support to help you rebuild a life free from abuse. Women with children are also welcomed into the refuge and our Child Support Workers provide one to one play led support to each child.  To find out more call our Helpline on 01903 231939 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm)

Work in the Community

The Freedom Programme is a 12 week rolling programme for any woman who wants to understand the reality of domestic abuse and learn about the tactics used within an abusive relationship. This is done by focusing on different personas of the Dominator (abusive person) and comparing their behaviour to that of the Friend (non-abusive person). The aim of the Freedom Programme is to help women gain self confidence to improve the quality of their lives and live free from abuse. 

The Freedom Programme is free to attend and is delivered in various locations in West Sussex to find out more email or call us  on  01903 231069  

The Recovery Toolkit runs for 12 weeks and is suitable for women who have already attended the Freedom Programme and are no longer in an abusive relationship.  Women who have experienced and lived with domestic abuse frequently tell support agencies that the hardest part of recovery is to deal with the  psychological distress caused by such abuse.  The aim of this group is to help women equip themselves to move on with their lives further build self esteem, introducing them to positive coping strategies.   For more information email or call 01903 231069

Young People


Educational Programmes

CRUSH Project

CRUSH is an educational programme for any young person whether or not they have experienced domestic abuse personally. CRUSH is delivered into secondary schools and sessions are adapted to school requirements. It is designed to compliment the subject matter around healthy relationships and gender bullying/stereotyping. It links well to PSHE curriculums within schools. It is suitable for both male and females and explores gender mix relationships. Sessions cover what beliefs abusive people hole, where those beliefs come from, beliefs we may share. It boosts self esteem and looks at individuals own rights and responsibilities to themselves and others.


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The GREAT Project

The GREAT Project is a fun, interactive and educational healthy relationship and domestic abuse awareness programme for year five and six pupils. It is designed to compliment key stage 2 Personal, Social and Emotional Curriculum, covering topics such as healthy relationships, defining domestic abuse, reasons and excuses and respecting each other.  The GREAT Project aims to raise awareness about domestic abuse, improve access to support services. Educate to change attitudes to prevent future domestic abuse incidents. The programme is completely age appropriate.

to find out more about our programmes please email or call 01903 231069

Coming Soon 

Amber House community refuge and drop in centre

We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of starting a new project which will enable us to help more local women.  We are opening a new style of refuge called Amber House in Littlehampton which will enable women to receive support at an earlier stage before the abuse has escalated to a critical level.  This is a ground-breaking project, the first of its kind in the UK providing support to the whole family to end the abuse. 

Unlike current  confidential refuge provision,  Amber House will be known in the community enabling women to access support at the early stage possible, to gain respite and support to explore a life free from abuse.

There will also be a separate drop in centre  providing support and advice to anyone in the community.

We  hope to have the project open in the Summer of 2017

40th Anniversary Ball:

Charity Ball
Safe in Sussex 40th Anniversary Charity Ball

Join us on Friday 3rd November to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The Dome, Worthing 7pm until Midnight.

Tickets £50 include prosecco upon arrival, 3 course meal and love music from the Dumb Waiters.  Contact for more information and to book tickets or call 01903 231069.

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