Cornwall Womens Refuge Trust : for our 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline telephone: 
 01872 225629

What services do CWRT offer?

Within the refuge and through the domestic violence helpline we can offer emotional support and advice on housing, benefits and the effects of domestic violence within families.

The refuge project workers are all trained to be able to offer emotional support and practical advice to the refuge residents and helpline callers. Each refuge resident will be given a key worker to initially assess their support needs and to develop a support plan with the client. This support plan is reviewed (with the client) and followed throughout the woman’s stay at the refuge. The project workers can also accompany residents to appointments with other agencies.

Within the refuge we have a Child and Family Support Team who can offer emotional support to the children and young people who come to the refuge with their mothers.

The Child and Family Support Team also provides support to the mothers and uses an intervention called Theraplay which helps strengthen family relationships through fun activities, there is also a parenting group which examines the impact and effects of domestic violence on children and young people.

CWRT have a team of counsellors who provide additional support to women in the refuge as well as victims and survivors of domestic abuse out in the community. To make a self referral to WAVES counselling, or if you are an agency making a referral on behalf of a client, please call 01209 204152 or 07815 136743.

Within the refuge we have regular drop in sessions provided by health visitors and the local college. Depending on current funding the refuge also has groups such as yoga and card making.

Pet Scheme

Our refuge is unable to accept pets with women who come to stay with us. The refuge is a communal building so we need to be aware of other people's allergies etc.

We recognised that this could prevent women from coming to the refuge as there is a correlation between domestic violence and pet abuse.

After fundraising for our pet scheme we are now able to consider women bringing pets.
We have pet fosterers throughout Cornwall who can look after pets during their owners stay at the refuge.
This would be discussed at the initial referral stage.

If you live in Cornwall and are interested in becoming a pet fosterer please phone our office on 01872 277814 for further details.

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Cornwall Women's Refuge Trust Tel: office hours (01872) 277814
24hr Helpline/fax (01872) 225629

Registered charity No: 1105270. Registered as a limited company at Companies House No: 5178212