HOW WE SAVE LIVES – A POEM

I’ve been shook and I’ve been shoved Been told I’m not good enough to be loved Cried in corners, wished to die Believed I deserved it and not sure why Back and forth, I hope for a change Leads to more isolation and being deranged Then comes the day you push too far You’re not in as much control as you think you are Through knowledge and wisdom my courage grows Slowly breaking free right under your nose No more bruises, no more tears No more preying upon my fears For this I promise me, I will survive, I will be
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HOW WE SAVE LIVES

We asked some of the women who attend our Freedom Programme how we have helped them. With thanks to you all for your bravery and support – from all of us….     “My nightmare of a controlling relationship started 10 years ago. Prior to marriage, I witnessed the domestic violence and control from my father to mother (I did not know any difference) until I took the courage to leave my husband.”  “This Centre has been a part of my life for the last three and a half years.  I left a Domestic Violence relationship of nearly 10 years and fled to
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WE SAVE LIVES – Fundraising Campaign

WE NEED YOUR HELP  When people ask what do we do – the answer can be summed up in three words, it is chillingly simple, without being dramatic. WE SAVE LIVES We help some of the most vulnerable women and their families in our society.  Over the last three years, tragically, four women known to us committed suicide.  They were victims of domestic violence/mental ill-health.  We have to try to make sure this does not happen again. The Centre’s funding from the Big Lottery is coming to an end this summer.  We have submitted several bids for alternative funding to ensure that the Centre
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We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors

Our counselling service relies solely on volunteer counsellors, many of whom are counselling students. We have also been lucky enough to have some experienced volunteer counsellors, who have been invaluable in helping us to meet the wide range of needs of our counselling clients, and we would love to bring more on board! We have established an excellent relationship with the University of Derby, the University of Nottingham and the  Sherwood Institute and over the years, we have become a preferred placement provider for their students, many of whom contact us for placements as a result of these links. We
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