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Agencies who can help

By contacting these agencies, you will not lose control of your life, you can just talk and ask questions, you can find out more information to help you make decisions.

If you are being abused you may feel alone and unable to make any serious decisions. You may just want to talk to someone about your options and not make any changes at the moment, but there are people and agencies who can help you.  

Local Services

The Haven Wolverhampton
Telephone: 08000 194 400
Single point of contact, Freephone, 24hrs a day.
The Haven Wolverhampton provides practical and emotional support to women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness. They provide a range of support services to help you move forward and begin a life free from abuse.

pdf icon Haven leaflet [560kb]
www.havenrefuge.org.uk


Housing Options - Homeless Services
Telephone:01902 554747
http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/1809/Homelessness


Adults Social Care
Telephone:01902 551199
http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/2713/Adult-social-care


Children's Social Care 
Telephone:01902 555392
http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/3240/Child-protection


Changing Lives    
Telephone:01902 341822
Changing Lives works with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and a range of other problems. They offer specialist support services for women and families and provide employment opportunities for clients.
www.changing-lives.org.uk


ISVA    
Telephone:01902 554598
(Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)  WDVF and Sandwell Women's Aid
Advice for rape and sexual assault victims

pdf icon ISVA leaflet [4Mb]


CJ IDVA    
Telephone:01902 555276
(Criminal Justice Independent Domestic Violence Advisor), WDVF
Advice and information for anyone needing support through the court system, relating to domestic violence or abuse

pdf icon CJIDVA Leaflet [841kb]


Victim Support    
Telephone:0300 3031977
Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm, 24hr answerphone
Help and advice for victims of crime and those affected by a crime committed against someone they know.  They can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.  Services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
www.victimsupport.org.uk


Recovery Near You    
Telephone:0300 2002 400
Help with Substance Misuse
www.recoverynearyou.org.uk


Relate    
Telephone: 01902 428447
Through experienced counsellors Relate work with individuals, couples, parents and families to help them cope with the range of pressures that can lead to relationship breakdowns. They help people limit the damage that can follow failing relationships, separation and divorce.
www.relate-wolverhampton.org.uk


Samaritans    
Telephone:01902 426422
24hrs per day
Samaritans can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.  It doesn't matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch
www.samaritans.org.uk


West Midlands Police
Telephone 101 or 999 in an emergency

pdf icon Clare's Law leaflet [237kb]
www.west-midlands.police.uk


Young people's Services

Base 25   
Telephone:08000 730 322
Mon, Tues,Thurs 2-6pm;  Wed 2-9pm; Fri 2-5pm
Supporting young people aged 11-25 in shaping their lives

pdf icon Base 25 Leaflet [854kb]
www.youthlink.btck.co.uk


The Hideout
Part of Women's Aid, helps children and young people to understand domestic abuse and hot to take positive action if it's happening to you.
www.thehideout.org


National Services

Women's Aid
National charity for women and children giving in depth advice about domestic abuse and violence, finances, housing etc with translations in different languages
Telephone:  0808 2000 247 - free 24hr helpline
www.womensaid.org


National Domestic Violence Helpline     
Telephone:0800 2000 247
24hrs per day
The National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.  They can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

pdf icon NCDV Leaflet [1Mb]
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk


Services for Men

Mankind Initiative
Support for male victims of domestic violence and abuse
Tel:  01823 334 244, Mon-Fri 10-4 and 7-9pm

pdf icon Mankind Leaflet [479kb]
www.mankind.org.uk


Respect
Working with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims (in hetrosexual or same sex relationships) and young people
Tel:  0808 801 0327, freephone
www.respect.uk.net


Male DV Advice Line    
Telephone:0808 8010 327
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
www.mensadviceline.org.uk


LGBT Services

Broken Rainbow     
Telephone:0800 9995 428
(LGBT)  Help and advice for survivors of same sex domestic abuse
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk