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RISE provides specialist support to help individuals and families in the Brighton area affected by domestic abuse.

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Domestic or sexual abuse or violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation or age.

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If you're reading this, the chances are that you or someone you know will have been affected. You can click here to find out more about domestic abuse and the effects it can have.

Our Helpline is open to all callers and can answer and support many queries. We have many specialist staff supporting people from a variety of backgrounds who have specific needs:

Mothers and Children

We have a specialist worker and services for mothers and their children, you can contact our Helpline to find out more.

You can also find general advice and support about parents and children by clicking here.

Black and Minoritised Communities

If you are from a minoritised community and want specialist support and information, please visit this page on our website >>

LGBTQ+ housing support service

If you are LGBTQ+, are concerned that you may be in an abusive relationship, are struggling with housing, or need to flee, we have a specialist worker who can help you.

Contact our Helpline or find out more on our LGBTQ+ page.

Older Women and Disabled Women

We have a weekly free drop-in for women with a long-term health condition, impairment and/or women aged 55+ who are experiencing domestic abuse, and any friend or family member concerned about someone who fits into these groups.

The drop-in is a safe space to talk through your concerns, get free advice or find out more about your options. No need to book an appointment. Simply turn up and follow the signs, or ask any member of staff for RISE.

Every Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hove Library
182-186 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2EG

For more information, email: [email protected]

Women facing multiple disadvantages

Drop-In for Domestic Abuse Advice and Support

This drop-in is for women facing multiple and intersecting inequalities, including but not limited to domestic abuse, homelessness, mental health, substance use, and being involved in the criminal justice system.

Fortnightly Mondays 10:30-12:30pm
(commencing Monday 16th May 2022)
Africa House
136-137 London Road
Brighton BN1 4JH

No need to book, ask for Rachel on arrival.

Please email: [email protected] for further information.

Whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or have experienced one in the past and are still dealing with the effects, we can help you.

You can get in touch by calling 01273 622 822.

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RISE have changed my life and I really encourage anyone reading this who is worried or feeling unsafe, or just confused and unsure, to call them.
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Support & advice

RISE offers emotional support and practical advice to survivors of domestic abuse and their families living in Brighton and Hove.
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I want to help a friend or family member

It can be extremely worrying when you fear someone you know may be being hurt or abused by their partner, ex-partner or family member.
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