Supporting survivors of Domestic Abuse

Coronavirus pandemic

Your Sanctuary is still operating during this crisis and will support survivors who contact us. We understand that the measures we are all having to take to reduce the spread of the virus are particularly difficult and potentially dangerous for those experiencing domestic abuse which is why we are determined to keep running our vital services. 

Our helpline service is available from 9am till 9pm 7 days a week, and you can access our chat service via the button on the home page of this website. Our outreach service is working remote and still open to referrals and, our refuges are supporting families who have fled from their perpetrator.

If you are affected by Domestic Abuse, please click on the Get Help box to see the various options you have and to start getting the support you need.

To discover the many ways you could provide support, click on the Give Help box - start making a positive change to a survivor and their family forever.

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Announcing our new Refuge (Safe House)

Your Sanctuary is about to start an exciting new phase. We are going to be opening a purpose built refuge later this year, which will enable us to offer accommodation and support to many more women and their children. However, we need your support to furnish and equip the building which comprises eleven accommodation

units, a large children’s playroom, a communal lounge, offices, quiet rooms, laundries and a garden. Whether you are a business, an individual or belong to a group, your support could help make a real difference to the lives of the women and children who come to stay with us. To find out how you can donate please click below.

“It's helped a lot to get my feelings out, it's made me feel better about myself and deal with situations”


“I'm so grateful. I can't thank you enough for being there for me”

About Your Sanctuary

Helpline Service available between 9am and 9pm, 365 days per year

(Outside of these times you can leave a voicemail message which we will deal with on the next working day or, if you need immediate help and support phone the 24 hour National DA Helpline on Freephone 0808 2000 247. In an emergency dial 999)

We have two safe houses for women and their children fleeing Domestic Abuse

Our Community Outreach Service is for men and women experiencing Domestic Abuse and living in North-West Surrey

Our Children's Service supports children who have lived with and who have been affected by Domestic Abuse

Our Vision is a world free from Domestic Abuse




Please click the link to find out more about our £50 challenge

Awareness Programme

We work with multiple external organisations such as the Police, local authorities, health agencies, children centres and voluntary organisations. 

By having these relationships, we aim to improve their understanding of, and their responses to the survivors of Domestic Abuse.

Prevention Programme

We work with schools, colleges and youth clubs to help children and young people to understand what a healthy relationship is, and enable them to spot the signs of control and abuse more readily.

This work supports our Vision of a world free from Domestic Abuse and has been a lynchpin of our organisation.

For more information about our Awareness or Prevention programmes please email us at

“Since we have come to the refuge my son has become a very happy and confident boy. Before we came here he was very shy and wouldn't leave my side, but now he is quite happy to play with other children”


Volunteering for Your Sanctuary makes a huge difference to the lives of those experiencing domestic abuse.

By bringing your skills and knowledge into our organisation we can extend the support we offer to our clients to meet their individual needs.


You will find volunteering for us both challenging and rewarding – gaining new skills, new friends and new experiences.

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please select the button below.

We are part of the Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership (SDAP) which is a group of independent charities who work together across the whole of Surrey to support survivors of domestic abuse and to build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated in our communities.


15a Monument Way East,

Woking, Surrey  

GU21 5LY

Telephone: 01483 776868

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