MK-Act is the specialist domestic violence service for MK, commissioned in 2008 by Milton Keynes Council and managed by Milton Keynes Women’s Aid.

Services Provided

  • Crisis Intervention (CIS) – helpline, access to information advice, support, emergency refuge. CIS service is for male and female clients escaping a partner, ex partner (including  same sex relationships)  or a family member.
  • Emergency refuge – purpose built accommodation for 28 families with support from key workers. Refuge is for female clients and their children only.
  • Children and Young People’s Service – for residents of the refuge
  • Group Work – Freedom Programme, Ilam-El-Hifzat (devised by MK-ACT for women from an ethnic minority background)
  • Training: MK ACT offers specialist Domestic Abuse Training for organisations and companies. For more details and  costs please email
  • Fresh start: A programme of integrated individual sessions designed to change the behaviour of those who use domestic abuse, whilst providing support to the partners and ex partners of the participants on the programme

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