your Sanctuary - reversing and reducing the cycle of domestic abuse
your Sanctuary said...
your Sanctuary offers emotional and practical support to women, men and children who have been affected by domestic abuse in Surrey. We aim to reverse and reduce the cycle of domestic abuse by providing four key services: a 24 hour emergency helpline (the only one available throughout Surrey); two refuges for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse; a Children's and a Community Outreach Service in the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath; and an education and prevention programme.
Research shows that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes; in Surrey this figure is 1 in 3. Each year 750,000 children in the UK witness domestic abuse causing immediate and long term cognitive, behavioural and emotional effects, and 25% of 13-17 year olds who are dating report experiencing physical violence or verbal, emotional or sexual abuse in their relationships.
With your help we can reach more people who are affected by domestic abuse before it’s too late, by running awareness raising sessions in local schools, companies, and groups; and expanding our life-saving services.