At Calan DVS we deliver trauma informed programmes which take a whole family approach and deliver a specific programme and community service for female and male victims of domestic abuse.
What will happen when I ask for help?
Our team of Domestic Violence Specialist Support Workers will arrange to meet with you in a safe and confidential space (one of our one stop shops/community offices) at a time that is convenient for you.
We will listen, without judgement and complete a risk assessment based around the domestic violence that you are experiencing. Our workers will identify where we can support you to keep you safe and provide you with advice and guidance depending on your needs. Our support is bespoke and is based around your needs and expectations.
What about long-term support?
Following a risk assessment, we may identify that you require additional support. In these cases, our Domestic Abuse Specialist Support Workers will give you one to one support within the community and will provide you with both emotional and practical support around issues you may be facing. At Calan DVS we are able provide victims of domestic abuse support around housing, money matters, relationships, parenting and, where appropriate, referrals to other agencies that specialise in different issues. These can range from substance misuse and mental health to getting back to work and education.
Can I still be in the relationship and ask for help?
Yes- we will support anyone experiencing domestic abuse at any stage of their relationship. Whether you want support to leave the relationship or just want to learn more about keeping yourself safe- we can help.
Can you help me with somewhere to live?
Yes. Calan DVS has refuges in South and Mid-Wales. We work in partnership with other refuges throughout the UK and the Live Fear Free Helpline to ensure that those fleeing domestic abuse will have a sanctuary.
My kids have seen the abuse. What can I do?
Calan DVS offers various programmes to children and young people. Programmes are varied and can support children and young people around healthy relationships, recovery from domestic abuse and confidence building.