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Welcome to St Alban’s and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge website

St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge aims to provide a safe comfortable, conflict free environment for women and women with children who are suffering domestic abuse. We will give advice and support on available options so as to enable a woman to make informed choices, feel more confident and take control of her and her children’s lives and future.


What is Domestic Abuse?

“Any incident of or patterns of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.” Home Office 2012

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We have been informed that there is a women who is going door to door collecting money on behalf of St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge. We would like to make it very clear that this person does not represent SAHWR or does not have the authority to collect money on our behalf. SAHWR does NOT collect door to door. Should anybody experience this please call 101 and report this to Hertfordshire Constabulary who are aware that this activity is taking place!