Home > Jo, 28

I felt very safe whilst in refuge and it really did feel like home for me and my two children.

"I went to the refuge in April 2013 and was there for 11 months. I had a very sudden move. It was very much an emotional rollercoaster. The staff have been so supportive, patient and understanding. The work that I have done with my keyworker has completely changed my life. Without the refuge I would never have been able to get out of the situation I was in."

"Living in the refuge can be emotional. Learning to compromise and deal with other peoples issues. But the support that you receive from other residents is invaluable. I have recently moved out of the refuge and although it was the right time for us, I do really miss being there. I felt very safe whilst in refuge and it really did feel like home for me and my two children. I feel as though I “want to go home”. It feels very strange now having my own house, but I had an amazing experience in refuge."

"I would completely recommend anyone who is seeking support to contact IDAS and use the services they have available."

Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, BBC Children in Need, Leading Light Accreditation by Safe Lives
Translate »