Real stories of Progress

Sheena's Story

When NHS worker, Sheena, first made contact with Progress Housing Group’s refuge service when she called the domestic abuse helpline to ask for help. She told refuge staff that she could no longer cope with the abuse she had been receiving from her husband but was scared and had nowhere to go.

Our Refuge Team found a place for Sheena and her two children and also helped her to secure her right to stay in the UK and to claim the benefits that she was entitled to. Sheena says that she is so grateful for all the help the refuge has given her and her children, ‘we are so happy with our new home.’