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You’re not alone

If you think you might be suffering from domestic or sexual violence remember that you are not alone. Read below to see some real life stories of people that have been affected by violence and how Solace Women’s Aid helped them and their children. Please note that the names of people in these stories have all been changed to protect their identity.

What Others Have Experienced

“I was at rock bottom. After years of domestic violence, I was homeless and bankrupt, going through the courts for a divorce, being harassed by my ex husband, and battling with so many difficulties all related to this life collapse. The worker spoke for me at a time when I just didn’t have the strength to handle it on my own anymore”
Maya, 53.
“I never thought the children had seen anything but one day my youngest son said ‘It happened on the day daddy held you by the neck really hard. It was then I started attending art therapy sessions at Solace with my sons – I had no idea they had seen anything or how badly it had affected them.”
Anita, 27.

Other Useful Websites

National Women’s Aid – Click for 24 hr domestic violence helpline.

Rape Crisis – Supporting sexual violence services nationally.

Childline (NSPCC) – Help line for children and young people.

The Hideout – For young survivors of domestic violence.

Men’s Advice Line – For male victims of domestic & sexual violence.

Broken Rainbow – For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic & sexual violence.

Do you need help? Call us now on free phone 0808 802 5565