East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service is an independent charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse who live and work in the East Surrey area.
Our outreach service provides practical and emotional support to anyone over the age of 16 experiencing domestic abuse; regardless of gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity. We also run various groups as well as debt advisory and counselling services.
Our children's worker supports young people aged 4-16 whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse, through one to one support sessions as well as groups.
We also have a huge number of volunteers, some of whom are ex-service users, that accompany clients to appointments, act as befrienders, fundraise and facilitate various groups and projects.
We raise awareness of domestic abuse by training various agencies about domestic abuse and its effects, as well as delivering healthy relationship lessons in schools and at various youth projects.
One in four women and one in six men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and so chances are you will know someone whose life has been affected. Supporting our charity will mean we can further develop out service to continue to support people to make changes in their lives and keep themselves and their children safe. We believe that everyone deserves to live their lives without fear of abuse or violence.