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Springfield strives to meet the needs of women today who
live with the terrible impact of domestic abuse.

“We are very proud that Springfield has supported vulnerable women for over 100 years. Our Refuge and Community Hub provide services that help people rebuild lives shattered by domestic abuse and change their futures. We will continue to break down barriers facing those affected by domestic abuse in all its forms.


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Everyone at Springfield is proud to be part of a specialist organisation committed to delivering high quality support to victims/survivors of domestic abuse.  Our services are open, inclusive and available to anyone who has experienced or is experiencing domestic abuse.

We work in partnership with our clients, empowering them to make individual choices and live a life free from abuse.

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Springfield – Bank Staff Vacancy

Springfield – Bank Staff Vacancy

Bank Staff - RefugeRole: Support Worker Closing date: Wednesday 15th MARCH 2023 Job Purpose: As Refuge Worker you will provide a high-quality domestic abuse support service; via holistic and person centred group and 1:1 sessions. Working directly with residents you...

Springfield Annual Report

Springfield Annual Report

Springfield Annual Report 2020 - 2021 Springfield is an independent charity founded in 1915 and has an honourable history ofproviding a home, help and support to vulnerable women. Today, the organisation's valuesare still about making a difference for each woman who...

Leslie Morgan Steiner  “crazy love”

Leslie Morgan Steiner “crazy love”

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about...


“I now believe that being a Survivor of Domestic Abuse is a lifelong commitment to yourself, to be true to yourself and to be an advocate to all those people what can’t see the wood for the trees. My life is now full of sunshine not storms.”
“I was determined to attend (groups) every week and I started to share my experiences with the group. I have implemented many of the techniques we as a support group found
personally helped to become stronger, wiser, more knowledgeable”
“You’ve been wonderful, the phone calls mean so much. To be heard and believed stops me feeling like I’m going mad”
“I felt like I was flawed, now I realise its happening to others and I feel ok”

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Springfield Women’s Refuge

Stricklandgate House, 92, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PU


Springfield Women’s Refuge

01539 720313

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01539 726171

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