If you take a closer look at your circle of friends, do you know a woman who may have been abused by her partner, ex-partner or family? And do you feel stuck and don't know what to do?

As a caregiver, you can make a big difference, and it's important and right to get involved if you sense something is wrong, especially if children are involved. Especially if there are children involved.

Many women live with violence from the person they care about the most - for example, a partner or family member. Violence can include being hit, pushed, held down or threatened with a weapon. But it can also be more invisible and harder to spot.

Violence can happen to anyone. You can contact us if you have been exposed or threatened with violence. Together we can talk about your situation. If you feel your life is threatened or you are afraid of what might happen to you, contact us. We are open around the clock.


Leaving the perpetrator is not easy. You need to know this as a relative.


Many victims of violence find that violence has become a normal part of everyday life, and therefore they may no longer believe that they are being subjected to violence. It is perfectly normal to feel that the violence is your own fault.

Often there is also love in the relationship and many good times when you hope and believe that things will probably get better. There may also be joint children involved, which can make it extra difficult to leave the perpetrator. You may also be very afraid of what might happen if you leave and whether you will be able to cope with everyday life on your own.



If you know someone who is a victim of violence, you can make a difference by talking to them about your concerns, and you can do this by, for example:

Finding a time when there is peace to talk. Without children present. Then ask how the woman is doing. Be direct in your thoughts about the violence and share your concerns with her.

Start listening if the woman tells you about her experiences. It's best to avoid giving advice right away or blaming her for not getting out of the relationship. Instead, reassure her that you understand that this is a very big decision and try to listen openly and carefully.

If she expresses that she doesn't want to talk about it, let her know that you are there for her and ready to support her if she needs it.

Emphasize to her that violence is never okay and that it is never her fault.

You can offer to help the woman in her everyday life as much as you can. For example, you can offer to watch the children for a few hours, help with cleaning or bring her food.



Being a caregiver to a woman who is experiencing violence can seem like a huge responsibility. You may feel powerless to know how best to help her if she doesn't want your help. That's why it's a good idea to contact us and tell us what you've seen or heard. We can help you find out if the woman is a victim of violence and what you can do as a relative. You can call us 24/7 and will be 100% anonymous.

If you are in a situation where you need emergency help (police or ambulance), call 112, and if you want to report the violence, call 114.

If there are children involved, you must react immediately, as it is extremely harmful for children to grow up with violence in the family. In fact, you have a duty to inform the authorities if you suspect that a child is being subjected to violence or living with violence.


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We are a temporary home. A women's crisis center for women and children who have experienced violence.

You can contact us - around the clock.

We listen to you. Together we will find out if a stay with us is a good solution for you. We can give you advice and guidance on what you can do in your situation.

We can help you with legal assistance, help you clarify your employment, career or challenges at work. We can help you with visitation arrangements or anything else that may weigh heavily on your close relationships.
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