DAWN offers individual, face to face support sessions for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Support is offered to women at all stages of an abusive relationship, whether or not they are still living with a perpetrator. In the past 12 months, there has been a 24% increase in demand for our service and 157 women supported to leave an abusive relationship. COVID-19 has stretched our resources to the limit - we need your help to fund DAWN so we can provide this life-changing service.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The DAWN project provides emotional support as well as knowledge around roles of a perpetrator to reduce the risk of women re-entering into an abusive relationship in the future. The service supports high-risk clients to safely leave abusive relationships. Many of the women we support through the DAWN project have children living in the household who are exposed to emotional, mental and social damage that can affect their developmental growth. By supporting women to leave the abusive relationship and reduce the risk of re-entering we are reducing the risk to the whole household.
Steps to get it done:
The DAWN ethos is to: • enable and empower women • to believe women • to provide a service tailored to the needs of the individual • to enable women to make informed decisions to affect their own changes • Safety Planning • Emotional support • Help to access criminal and civil justice processes • Raising confidence and promoting well being • Liaising with other support and advice agencies • Provide housing information. • Help to access benefits, debt management and financial advice. • Signposting. • We offer individual face to face support and group work sessions aimed at building confidence and self-esteem.
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