Domestic abuse services
The Police and Crime Commissioner has commissioned- or grant-funded – a number of services across Cleveland for victims of domestic abuse.
Services are provided by My Sister’s Place, Harbour Support Services, Foundation and the Halo Project.
They offer a range of services to men, women and/or children escaping domestic and/or cultural-based harm throughout Cleveland.
My Sister’s Place
Middlesbrough-based My Sister’s Place’ is a specialist domestic violence service. It provides support services to women, aged 16-plus, who are or have suffered domestic abuse. It also works with some domestic violence offenders.
My Sister’s Place is an independent service working in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure victims can access relevant support and protection. Its purpose is to make women and children safe.
- Counselling and therapeutic services;
- The 6-week Freedom and Choices programmes;
- The Stepping Stones Women’s Group;
- Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA;)
- Advice on money and housing;
- Specialist support options tailored to the BAME veterans and LGBTQ-Plus communities.
Harbour Support Services
Harbour offers a range of services to both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Harbour Support Workers provide advice, guidance and practical assistance to women and men affected by an abusive relationship.
Services are offered across the north east including in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, County Durham, Darlington, Northumberland and North Tyneside.
- Outreach support;
- Support for children and young people;
- Training for service providers working with the public to enable them to help those affected by domestic abuse.
Charity Foundation believes in empowering people to make changes in their lives. It offers a wide range of services to men, women and children suffering domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Working in Redcar and Cleveland, Foundation offers support and advice to people suffering physical, emotional, sexual, financial or psychological domestic abuse and sexual violence.
- A safe refuge for women with high quality, self-contained flats;
- Specialist workers to help and support men and women, who have been victims of domestic violence;
- Emotional and practical support for victims, who are thinking about accessing the criminal justice system.
The Halo Project
The Halo Project support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM.)
The charity provides advice and support to victims. It also works with key partners to to secure the safety and protection of victims.
The Halo Project provides emotional and practical support to victims, who have been through, or may go through, a forced marriage.
It also aims to educate the community on issues around forced marriages, work closely with Cleveland Police and create and maintain links with agencies and organisations, which provide services to victims.
Tel: 01642 683 045
Web: Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Charity – Halo Project
24-hour Emergency Contact
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Eva Women’s Aid
EVA Women’s Aid was established in 1987 to support women and children in Redcar and Cleveland fleeing domestic abuse and sexual violence. Their aim is to provide a range of free, confidential and non-judgemental specialist support services for women and children who have, at some point in their lives been affected by domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.
Tel: 01642 490677
Web: EVA Women’s Aid – Supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. (evawomensaid.org.uk)