This Christmas Oasis will be home to the women and children living in our refuge

Having fled their homes for their own protection, Oasis is a safe place to stay and a chance to work with our specialist teams to help rebuild their lives free from abuse. 

It is a difficult time of year to be away from home but our staff and volunteers will go to great lengths to make things festive.


What is Christmas like for people in our refuge?

Melissa* told us about her experience of spending Christmas at our refuge, decorating and cooking Christmas dinner for 18.


Lynda moved out of the refuge a week before Christmas

Our flat had nothing, no furniture, no pots or pans and no Christmas tree. But everyone at Oasis really pulled out the stops for me.


How you can help

This year we'd like the opportunity to spruce up some of the rooms and give the women and children the comfort they deserve and a fresh space to heal.

If you are able to make a donation, big or small simply follow the link below. The donation you make today will help the families this Christmas and for many Christmases to come.


Cheques can be made payable to 'Oasis Domestic Abuse Service' and sent to Oasis, PO Box 174, Margate, Kent, CT9 4GA. You can text ODAS12£ amount to 70070

Please let us know if you would like to contribute in a different way by emailing


Thank you for your support. You help make people safer.


People need a room at the refuge all year round. Our CEO Deb Cartwright shared a memory of helping a woman who had just moved in.

“I once took a woman into the boutique upstairs and we started getting her a wardrobe of clothes together (she had been living on the street and had nothing). She broke down and cried saying, ‘This must be what Christmas feels like, no-one has ever given me anything so nice before.’
— Oasis CEO, Deb Cartwright