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A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self-referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer temporary accommodation in a refuge.


Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who contact them stay in accommodation called refuges, which are shared with other women who have had similar experiences. In the refuge, women have their own private rooms and share the bathroom, living room and kitchen with other residents. They can also provide accommodation for women who have children. They have family-sized rooms and can supply cots for infants.

You will be assigned a Key Worker who will support you throughout your stay at Asha. She will be able to give you financial advice, emotional support and help with housing so that you can live independently.



Asha can also provide confidential advice and information to any South Asian woman who is experiencing violence or is worried about someone they know.


Referral Criteria

They will accept a woman who is:

  • threatened with or experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • of South Asian origin
  • has recourse to public funds
  • is 18 years and over.


They are not able to offer safe temporary refuge accommodation to women:  with high support, mental or physical health problems who require extensive support and supervision:  who are currently dependent on drugs and alcohol and who require extensive support and supervision.  Where they cannot offer the support they will try to refer or signpost them to other appropriate agencies.

Contact Details

Advice 020 8696 0023. Office 020 8677 9920.



ASHA, 13 Shrubbery Lane, Streatham, London SW16 2AS

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm

Disabled Access:
There is no disabled access ramp, however there are no steps to the office.

Bus: 50, 109, 133, 159, 201, 250, 249, 319, 333, P13 Train: Streatham railway station

Other information:
Languages other than English: Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali.

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