The Phoenix Fund
“Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.”
– Maya Angelou
1 in 3 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
In the UK, it is estimated 1.6 million women, from age 16 to 74, experienced domestic abuse in the last year.
Domestic abuse has more repeat victims than any other crime.
Join us in supporting domestic abuse survivors as they rise to meet the road ahead of them with the Phoenix Fund. We’re providing vital aid to the survivors of domestic abuse, and you can help rebuild their lives.
Together, we rise.
Providing aid to women in need
Through the Phoenix Fund, Penny Appeal and Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid are working to provide the victims of domestic abuse with emergency financial support to aid them in escaping the abusive relationships.
This fund is vital to supporting victims as they rebuild and move forward with their lives. We’re providing those who have suffered from domestic abuse with access to refuge, travel costs and even emergency parcels. This ensures women are safe and secure.
A life free from domestic abuse is possible. A life free of fear and violence is possible.
How can you help?
You can help these women rise like the phoenix, strong and empowered, by making a simple donation to the Phoenix Fund. Your support will offer women the hope and reassurance they need to thrive in a life free from domestic abuse. You can help victims of domestic abuse by making a simple donation to the Phoenix Fund. Your support will ensure that we are able to provide victims with everything they need to escape the abuse. With multiple avenues for giving aid, you can show these women they are not alone.
You can provide a woman fleeing abuse with an Emergency Parcel that will give her all the items she needs to carry on. When fleeing from an abusive relationship, many women find themselves without access to any funds or even every day necessities once they have left their abusers. Our Emergency Parcels will provide women with the basics they need to care for themselves and their children, such as non-perishable food and hygiene products.
You can help women in need escape their abusers and get to safety. For many women seeking refuge, travel expenses are a huge hurdle. Raising the money to pay for a taxi, bus or train ticket can be extremely difficult if they don’t have easy access to their finances and without a way out, some women end up staying in their abusive relationships. With Women’s Aid’s new ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, women leaving abusive situations can receive free train travel but for those living in remote areas a little more support is needed to get them out of harm’s way.
Women and children seeking a safe place to stay can’t always find a room at refuges because with high demand they’re at full capacity. You could help them stay safe in Emergency Accommodation until a space at a women’s refuge becomes available.
You can provide women with clothing such as coats, shoes, jeans, socks and underwear, helping them find comfort and dignity as they start anew. When women do leave abusive partners or situations, panic, anxiety and fear can take hold, causing them to forget important personal items. We’re providing clothing to women and children who have gotten out of bad relationships, and helping them as they come to terms with the trauma they have experienced.
We provide a range of clothing for children as well as women, from new-borns to teenagers, and you can help us distribute them to those in need with a loving donation.
After recovering at a women’s refuge, many women and children are re-housed in a safe location so that they can begin their new lives of fear-free freedom. These homes don’t always come fully furnished or even with basic appliances, so your donations would go a long way in helping create a warm and handy household environment.
You can donate a variety of items to help furnish a household such as kitchen items, living and dining room furniture, and bedroom furniture for both mother and child.
Together, we rise.
By making a donation to the Phoenix Fund for any of the above, you’ll be providing vital support to female victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Let’s stand with these women and help improve their circumstances.
“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
– Maya Angelou