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Portsmouth City of Sanctuary has co-founded the first female-only drop-in service ‘HAVEN’ for women living in Portsmouth who have experienced any form of gender violence.

It is a safe space where women have activities ranging from knitting, sewing, baking, dance and key speakers from across the City.

To access HAVEN you will need to email us at – [email protected]


Portsmouth City of Sanctuary’s HAVEN is a partnership with Vista, Spa 31, and the Medaille Trust.

HAVEN Project leader

Shamila Dhana, Head of Operations & Safeguarding