Dar Merhbabik offers safety, support and shelter to women who have had to leave home because they can no longer tolerate the abusive situation. Domestic violence is abuse by one person on another within a relationship. The abuse can be physical, emotional, financial and/or sexual.

Through this shelter, the women are then empowered to be able to decide which direction they want their lives and that of their children?s to take.

Vodafone Malta Foundation has donated funds for the installation of seven new kitchenettes to Dar Merhbabik during the extension project period. Before the start of this project, each room was shared by two women and their children, as were the bathrooms. The kitchen and T.V. rooms were communal. The new rooms complete with bathroom and kitchenette offer the women and their children the much needed privacy at such a crucial time in their lives.