BAWSO provide safe and secure accommodation to Black and Ethnic Minority women and children at risk of or suffering domestic abuse in Wales.

We work with women to ensure that they progress towards re-establishing their lives and moving on to better housing and life opportunities.

For many years BAWSO has supported women and children with no recourse to public funds.



Refuge offers a safe breathing space where decisions can be made free from pressure and fear.

Domestic Abuse Support Workers and Volunteers, ensure that we provide emotional and practical support to women in the Refuges.

We respect and celebrate diversity by using paid/unpaid workers from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds and also by providing facilities, which include a prayer room and Halal / vegetarian kitchens.

Referral Criteria


Safe House:

Our Safe House project provides accomodation for victims who either have large families, cannot live in communal settings or have teenage boys.

A woman and her family can stay in a safe house for up to six months during which a Family Support Worker will provide the necessary emotional and practical support and advice.

BAWSO holistic services, recognise diversity by offering emotional and practical support throughout the transitional period until the family move into social housing when the support in moving into the tenancy provided by the Floating Support Project.


Support for male victims of abuse:

BAWSO offers advice and information service for BME men experiencing domestic abuse from partners and family members.

Read more about our support services for men


If you are need of any of our support services or know someone who is, please contact us in confidence:

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