As part of domestic violence awareness month, I wanted to list some resources for victims of domestic violence.
Organisations for women
- National Domestic Abuse helpline
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation.The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge. (www.refuge.org.uk )www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
- Women’s Aid
The Women’s Aid website provides a wide range of resources to help women and young people. www.womensaid.org.uk
- Rights of Women
Rights of Women offers confidential legal advice on domestic and sexual violence. www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
- Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS)
FLOWS gives legal advice to women who are affected by domestic abuse – they also give advice to front line workers.https://www.rcjadvice.org.uk/family/flows-finding-legal-options-for-women-survivors/
- Southall Black Sisters
Southall Black Sisters provide advice for Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women with issues including domestic abuse, forced marriage, immigration and homelessness.www.southallblacksisters.org.uk
Organisations for men
- Respect – Men’s Advice Line
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. www.mensadviceline.org.uk
- ManKind Initiative
Information and support on reporting incidents, police procedures, housing, benefits and injunctions. They can refer you to a refuge, local authority or other another support service if you need it. new.mankind.org.uk
This is a helpline for men who have been victims of rape or sexual abuse www.survivorsuk.org
- Everyman Project
National helpline which offers advice to anyone worried about their own, or someone else’s, violent or abusive behaviour. Website: www.everymanproject.co.uk.
Organisations for women and men
- RCJ Advice Family Service
RCJ Advice Family Service can give legal advice to people who are affected by domestic abuse or need family law help – find out more on the RCJ Advice website.
- Rape Crisis
The website has contact details for centres and gives basic information about rape and sexual violence for survivors, friends, family, students and professionals. Rape Crisis (England and Wales) also runs a freephone helpline. www.rapecrisis.org.uk
- Honour Network Helpline
The Honour Network Helpline is a national helpline run by Karma Nirvana, a national charity which advises victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse. www.karmanirvana.org.uk
- Action on Elder Abuse
Action on Elder Abuse gives confidential advice and information to older people who are victims of violence or abuse. The helpline can be used in the case of older people who live at home, in a care home or who are in hospital. www.elderabuse.org.uk
- National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline can provide advice on how to deal with any type of stalking behaviour. www.stalkinghelpline.org
- Respect Phoneline
Offers information and advice to partners, friends and family who want to stop someone’s violent behaviour. www.respectphoneline.org.uk
Organisations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Galop provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence. www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/
Organisations for disabled people
- SignHealth – Domestic Abuse Service
SignHealth provides a specialist domestic abuse service to help Deaf people find safety and security. You can find out how to contact them on their website. www.signhealth.org.uk/with-deaf-people/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse-service/
Respond work with children and adults with learning disabilities who’ve either experienced abuse or abused other people. www.respond.org.uk
For Canadian resources, please visit https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/victims-victimes/vsd-rsv/agencies-agences.aspx There is an interactive map. There are hundreds of resources for the entire country. You can search by province and city.
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