DAWN

DOMESTIC ABUSE WORKING NETWORK

DAWN is a free, confidential, non-judgemental 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, it is to enable survivors to make informed  choices and decisions to move towards  changes.

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

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

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

DAWN support provides safety planning, personalised action plans, targeted intervention programmes on understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on the family,  and access to other services.

DAWN also provides support in accessing housing, benefits advice, debt advice, legal services, support at criminal and family courts, referrals to specialist counselling services, support with reporting incidents to the Police, and support with social care.

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

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

DAWN supports victims and survivors in South Worcestershire at all stages of abusive relationships through both one to one and group work.

We offer individual face to face support and group work sessions aimed at building confidence and self esteem.

 

In the last year DAWN has:

Suvivors supported

Children to live safer & happier lives

Families were helped to find safe accommodation