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Support for people experiencing gender-based violence (Athena service)

Do you feel threatened or at risk of violence? The Athena service, run by Refuge, provides confidential, non-judgmental support to those living in Lewisham who are experiencing gender-based violence.
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About the Athena service

The Athena service supports:

  • women and girls aged 13 and over and men aged 16 or over, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or are unsure of their sexuality

  • transgender clients who identify as male, female or another gender, or are questioning their gender identity.

Get more information about the Athena service on its website.


Athena Service