Domestic abuse has been a key area for Treebeard Trust since our inception in 2011. While point of crisis care is critically important and we have met with some amazing organisations who do fantastic work keeping women and children safe, our particular focus is around long-term strategic chance. To this end we have identified organisations that are working to support victims in the longer term, providing long-term counselling to survivors to help them to rebuild their lives, and supporting those who work with young people to promote healthy relationships and tackle some of the underlying factors that lead to domestic abuse.
Advance is an award-winning innovative charity, delivering services for women by women for 20 years, enabling them to lead safe, violence-free, crime-free and equal lives, so they can actively engage with society. Advance has been delivering domestic abuse and violence services since its inception, trail-blazing the multi-agency partnership approach. This year it will reach over 3,000 women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Aurora New Dawn
Aurora New Dawn is a registered charity that offers safety, support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, stalking and sexual violence. We work closely with our clients to increase their safety, reduce the risk of harm and support them in moving forward, including providing court support and a dedicated Advocate to the specialist Domestic Abuse court in Portsmouth.
We also work with female offenders, offering services to women in prisons who have experienced domestic abuse, female perpetrators of domestic abuse, and women exiting sex work.
My Sister's House
My Sisters’ House CIC is a grassroots organisation set up by a group of local women. We opened the first drop in May 15 – and we are the only women centre in West Sussex . Embedded in the Bognor Regis community, we work across the coastal area (Arun & Chichester).
Our beneficiaries are women and girls who have suffered violence and abuse and are deeply traumatised and go onto face multiple problems like very low self-esteem, poor mental and physical health and turning to drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms. We have a unique reach within our community and fill essential gaps in statutory provision. As the ‘net beneath the net,’ we meet the needs of marginalised women and provide them with a voice. We are presently supporting a high number of women who have totally disengaged with statutory provision.
SURVIVING ECONOMIC ABUSE
Despite high reporting rates of economic abuse within domestic violence services, responses to this issue are at an early stage of development in the UK. Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) was established in order to address this.
The vision of Surviving Economic Abuse is a society in which women and girls achieve economic equality and are able to live their lives free of abuse and exploitation. Our mission is to raise awareness of economic abuse throughout the UK and build the capacity of those who come into contact with victims and survivors to be able to respond.
Woman’s Trust was formed in 1996 by female domestic violence survivors and counsellors to provide local specialist mental health support for women affected by domestic abuse in London. We understand that domestic abuse damages women’s mental health and makes them vulnerable to substance misuse, post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD), depression, isolation, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Woman’s Trust’s objective is to empower women to overcome the debilitating effects of domestic abuse and regain control by improving their mental health.