We are taking part in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund, in which £300 is given away to voluntary and community groups once a week throughout the winter. We would be hugely grateful if could follow the link below (click “Read More” if you can’t see it) and vote for DDVSAS so we are in with a chance of winning one of these prizes. We intend to spend the money on an activity day or trip away for the children staying in our refuges.
Referrals into our services can be made through the county wide support line.
08000 198 668, text it on 07557 800313, or email on derbyshireDAhelpline@actionorg.uk
To contact us directly and for more information about our services then please call 01246 540444 or 01246 540464 or contact us through our contact page on our website. You can also text us on 07788396182.
Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service’s primary purpose is to address violence against women and girls.
We work with people from ALL communities.
Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service is a charity which offers a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse. Our aim is to increase safety and reduce risk to promote independent living and a reduction in repeat victimisation and offending.
Everyone has the right to live their life free from fear, violence and abuse. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is happening and you can feel confused and unsure about whether you are in an abusive relationship and the options available to you. You may feel frightened, humiliated and isolated.
You need to know that:
- You are not alone
- It is not your fault
- You don’t have to accept it
- You can get support whether you have children or not
- You can get support whether you want to leave the situation or not
- There is support available – we can help you
The discussions you have with us will be confidential unless we think that you or someone else is at risk of harm. If this is the case we will explain our reasons for sharing information and keep you informed at all times. We will sometimes suggest other people or agencies that may be able to help you and seek permission from you to share some information with them.