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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, including men, LGBT+ people, and one in four women

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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 with many queries. We have additional specialist staff supporting people from particular backgrounds and/or with specific needs:

Mothers and Children

We have a specialist worker and services for mothers and their children - Contact our Helpline to find out more

Black and Minoritised Communities

If you are from a minoritised community and want specialist 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 and are struggling with housing because of it or you need to flee, we have a specialist worker who can help you.

Contact our Helpline or Find out more on the 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 falls 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.
Anonymous RISE service user
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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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About domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, and one in four women experience it in their lifetime.
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Find your local service

While RISE only supports service-users in Brighton and Hove, you can use the Women's Aid Domestic Abuse Directory below to filter through services and find the right support for you, no matter where you are located in the UK.
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