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Monday, 30 July 2018
Claire Bennett, one of our local supporters and friends has kindly volunteered to have her hair shaved to raise money for Phoenix DAS. We are very grateful for Claire's support and would like to ask all our supporters to sponsor Claire. This can be done online https://www.everyclick.com/clairesheadshave or please message us or call us on 01495291202 to arrange an alternative method.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Rebecca joined the service in 2008 as a Support Worker. In 2010 Rebecca took the role of IDVA and now covers Torfaen supporting high risk victims of domestic abuse, providing a specialist advocacy role, crisis work, institutional advocacy, risk assessment, safety planning and supporting clients through the Criminal Justice System. Prior to joining the service Rebecca worked for Women’s Aid as a Crisis Intervention Worker. Rebecca is a qualified IDVA, ISVA and has a Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
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The school holidays can be great, there’s no homework to complete for parents to check, July and August should bring blue skies and hot weather, plus there is the ability to sleep as late as you like. For both parents and children, the summer holidays can be heaven.
It’s no surprise that the police report the number of calls drop during the summer months. This must indicate that families are truly happy when they are together, right?
Sadly, for either a parent or child experiencing domestic abuse, factors such as extra time spent together can often make it difficult for people to seek help, or even escape. The increased time of being in an unstable household can lead to multiple feelings of fear and isolation, with a greater chance of experiencing violence and abuse.
For a parent, the added responsibility of keeping children entertained over the six weeks can add tremendous pressure, especially with a rise in temperature.
If you feel like you need to talk to someone, call us on 01495291202
Monday, 23 July 2018
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Help4Wales Foundation Animal Safe Haven is looking for kind, warm-hearted and loving individuals to become animal fosterers. You will play a vital part in temporarily caring for animals and improving the lives of victims fleeing domestic abuse. You provide the love and care. Animal Safe Haven will provide a full health check, all food and care essentials including an animal identity card for any vet treatment required. For more information or to apply please visit the website.:)http://www.help4walesfoundation.org.uk/volunteer.html
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
We have a few spaces left on our Increasing the Safety of Victims Training on Tuesday 17th July. This training is 9:30am - 4:30pm at Phoenix House and costs £50. You will need to have completed our Domestic Abuse Awareness Training or a relevant training course. If you would like to book onto this training or for information on other training please call us on 01495291202 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org