Quotes from families who have used the
Pet Service, IDVA Service and Safe Haven Project
Safe Haven has helped me and my family through a very hard and emotional time and for that I will always be grateful. Our lives are now worth living again and in the process I have made some very good friends.
I was a victim of domestic violence for 7 years, as were my children. We have always had pets they were and still are a part of our family.
The advice and support has helped me to see that the situation I was in is not the right was to be treated by anyone, with help I have been able to escape and start getting my health and life to how it should be and know the difference between a right and wrong relationship.
In the short time I have been coming to group, I have achieved so much and I feel that I have had a weight lifted’. ‘It has really made a difference to our lives.
It was an enormous relief to discover this service existed – as the pets are dearly loved and an extension of our family.
It has helped as I know if I ever need advice I can just ring up my worker and she will do her best for me and my daughter.
Group work has helped me and my son communicate - we can now talk instead of shouting at one another all the time. He is now a happy and settled young man, who feels more secure in himself and expresses confidence around others.