DAWN – Domestic Abuse Support Worcestershire

DAWN is a free, confidential, non-judgemental support service for any individual who lives in Wychavon, Malvern Hills and Worcester City and is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic abuse.

DAWN’s ethos is to believe, listen to and empower victims, to validate feelings, and to dispel myths around domestic abuse. We enable survivors to make informed choices and decisions to move towards changes.

DAWN supports victims and survivors at all stages of abusive relationships, whether they are still living with a perpetrator or not.

DAWN delivers tailor-made crisis intervention and face-to-face support around domestic abuse including controlling, coercive, manipulating, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour. 

 DAWN provides a service tailored to the needs of each individual, through a designated and experienced worker, or small group support.

DAWN support can include:

  • Safety planning
  • Personalised action plans
  • Help with understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on the family
  • Support in accessing housing, benefits advice, debt advice and legal services
  • Support at criminal and family courts
  • Support with reporting incidents to the Police
  • Support with social care
  • Support in accessing other services
  • Referrals to specialist counselling services
  • Individual face-to-face support and group work sessions aimed at building confidence and self esteem


DAWN builds trusting, supportive and empowering relationships, enabling individuals to move towards achieving their own personal goals.

Through the Freedom Programme, either in a group setting or one to one, DAWN also helps victims and survivors understand the complex dynamics of domestic abuse, reducing the likelihood of them entering future unhealthy relationships.


Survivors have been supported

Children are living safer & happier lives

Families have been helped to find safe accommodation

Get domestic abuse support


Please complete the appropriate referral form below.

PLEASE NOTE: we can only accept referrals covering Worcester City, Malvern and Wychavon.


Support is also offered at …

West Mercia Women’s Aid 0800 980 3331


Refuge UK – 0808 2000 247