The Haven Project
What We Offer...
The main role of the Haven service is to support survivors who are in temporary accommodation including dispersed properties, bed and breakfast and hostel accommodation to move on with their lives. The aim is that receiving support will prevent the survivor feeling isolated and not supported around their experience of the domestic abuse.
We can support harder people to reach people, who may have other support needs such as drug, alcohol or mental health issues, English may not be their first language, they may not be engaging with services and or lead chaotic life styles.
We implement an individualised package of support to suit each person in their particular situation.
Such a package of support will include:
- Establishing a positive relationship and rapport with the person/family
- Encouraging and involving each person in defining their needs and priorities to be addressed.
- Designing a programme of action, coaching and activities to raise confidence and self esteem
- Identify, liaise and provide advocacy support to help family access other appropriate service providers
- Impart and develop skills for managing independently
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.