Women experiencing domestic violence may have several hurdles to overcome to access services which can support them.
They need to recognise that something is wrong; be strong enough to seek support; be able to locate relevant services; account for their absence from the home without raising suspicion.
Once they overcome these hurdles, they deserve to be acknowledged for their strength and resilience and given appropriate assistance, tailored to meet their individual needs and circumstances.
Services supported by Safe Haven Project work following best practice principles, to meet women where they are on their journey and walk beside them on their liberation from abuse.
These services offer a variety of entry points to make it easy for women and children to find the support they need. Whether it is through parenting support, a craft group, or directly seeking a Counsellor, women and children can be gently guided towards the service that best suits their needs at that time.
The demand for these services is not adequately funded by government grants. We need your help to help these women and children achieve safety.
Of women who experience violence from an ex-partner, 61% had children in their care when the violence occurred, including 48% who stated the children has seen or heard the violence.
Over 12 months on average, 1 woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.