The Haven Wolverhampton

Overcoming the trauma of abuse this Christmas

This Christmas support women and children to move beyond the trauma of abuse. Our project will deliver therapy to overcome the emotional, psychological, short and long term effects of domestic abuse. From play therapy to psychotherapy, your gift will change lives this Christmas and throughout 2020.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065427)

Campaign target

£8,188

Amount raised

£8,228

Donations

25

Championed by Human Rights Fund

  • “All the support workers are incredible. They listen to problems very carefully. They all have brilliant positive energy and attitude”

    — "Michelle"

  • “I’ve gained confidence and my anxiety is much better. I’m very happy with the staff and support I receive. Thank you for everything you do for me."

    — "Rebecca"

  • “They [staff] are brilliant, incredible, very supportive and motivated. The support workers are very understanding, caring. Awesome service.”

    — "Kulvinder"

  • “If you reach out to the staff, they do help as much as they can in any possible way”

    — "Samantha"

Situation

Trauma: Emotional and psychological scars are not always visible but can have lasting effects, manifesting as insomnia, self-harm, ill-mental health and suicide attempts. Capacity, skillset and funding: With no dedicated funding in place, we have less capacity to deliver therapy or recruit those with specialist knowledge, such as EMDR or Play Therapy, in order to meet specific and complex needs.

Solution

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for women and children subjected to domestic abuse, and so access to therapeutic services can be vital. Your donations will enable us to recruit more therapeutic professionals and placements, with specialist knowledge (play therapy, EMDR etc) to support more people and meet specific needs. This service receives no specific funding and so is dependent on donations via this challenge to support therapy over the festive period and throughout 2020.