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Male Refuge

We changed our name from “Northampton Women’s Aid” to Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service in 2017. We recognise that it is not only women that can be victims of abuse, so we changed our name to reflect this. Our statistics tell us that, during their lifetime, more than 61,000 men (one sixth of men) in Northamptonshire have experienced domestic abuse.

NDAS provides one of only seven refuges solely for the use of men in the UK. We provide practical and emotional support to help them move on from the trauma of their abuse to enable them to live their lives free from fear.

what to expect coming into refuge

We know moving into an unfamiliar environment, leaving personal possessions behind and having to share accommodation with others is a very difficult time. 

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Packing a Suitcase

What can I bring

into Refuge


We know that it’s not always possible to plan ahead and sometimes you are forced to leave in an emergency, without any of your essentials.  However, as a guide, and if you have time to plan your exit, you should try to take the following with you to the refuge:

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substance misuse


NDAS offers drop-in sessions and booked appointments for anyone that is affected by domestic abuse.

50% of men that call a helpline have never spoken to anyone before about the about the abuse they are suffering and 71% would not have called if the helpline was not anonymous

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