In 2019 we opened Rosie Centre - the only Women’s Centre in Essex. 

There is something quite unique about the Rosie Centre, it's more than a building, it's a woman only safe space. The work at the Rosie Centre places the woman at the centre of support and allows a response to the realities of women's experience which is crucial for both physical and psychological safety.

The Rosie Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering group and one-to-one work covering domestic and sexual abuse support services (including our Triple RRR therapy based programme), counselling, substance misuse, housing and homelessness, legal and money advice surgeries, health visiting, parenting support, education and employment, life coaching and general emotional & physical wellbeing.  

The Rosie Centre runs on a time-table, these are the current active sessions:

  • Streets2Homes Drop in – a Charity in Harlow that supports individuals whom are homeless or are facing homelessness. Streets2Homes is currently supporting Safer Places to empower single women to secure accommodation after refuge. This drop in can be used for advice around homelessness and housing. 

  • Knitting and Crochet Circle – this is an activity based group to support women who may be isolated and otherwise have no other support network. It’s also can be used to develop a new skill to aid in recovery.

  • Triple R – a trauma-informed, cognitive behavior therapy based course. To enable victim/survivors to recognise abuse and its impacts on them and their children and support them to develop a safer future for themselves. 

  • Peabody – a  Bookable drop in day to gain short-term support service to people who are experiencing problems that are impacting their health, financial and housing wellbeing 

  • Citizens Advice Bureau – Offers advice and helps solve problems, including debt, benefits, employment, and immigration. 

  • Legal Advice Surgery – a drop in legal advice service for support on divorce, injunctions and much more.


  • Domestic Abuse – a Safer Places drop in session to get advice and support if you are experiencing any form of domestic abuse, or want some advice on your options regarding domestic abuse. 

 To contact the Rosie Centre please email [email protected] or call our helpline 03301 025 811 and quote 'The Rosie Centre',

We have plans to open another Women’s Centre soon.