We are building a community of female Christian survivors of domestic abuse through an international online network, where bi-weekly blogs addressing recovery issues, members stories and book reviews are shared. We also run small groups for network members, such as Kintsugi Hope wellbeing groups and the Always Hopeful course. Members also have the opportunity to join our private Facebook support group.
We've also produced the Survivor's Handbook, which covers the practical, emotional and theological issues faced by so many women who have left abusive relationships. If you're a survivor, you can request a copy for free and we'll send you a physical or digital copy.
If you need help
In an emergency, call 999
If you are unable to speak on the phone, after 20 seconds the operator will put you through the silent solutions team who will ask you to press 55 to confirm it's not safe to speak. Then they will ask you a series of questions that that you can answer by pressing a number on your keypad.
If it's not an emergency...
If you're not in immediate danger, but you do need help or support, call the 24-hour, National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. You can chat online with someone from the charity Refuge or Women's Aid have a chat function.
Male survivors of domestic abuse can contact the Respect Men's Helpline: 0808 8010327
We're here to help
We're not an emergency service and we don't have a helpline, but we'd love to help you think through questions about your faith, and send you a free Handbook. We're here to stand alongside you as you get the support you need.
Understanding Domestic Abuse
What is domestic abuse, and how do you know if you're experiencing it?Understanding Domestic Abuse
Making a Safety Plan
You can not control your abuser's behaviour, but you can put some plans in place to increase your safety. Thinking ahead to the possibility of violence or abuse and planning what you would do can make it much easier to respond in a dangerous situation.Making a Safety Plan