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At PDAS, we provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. We provide support for individuals and families in the Plymouth area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions. You have the right to feel safe.
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over, who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. Abuse can include but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.
We run several courses which support, inform and empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Our courses include:
- The CAST programme (PDF 604KB)
- The Freedom programme (PDF 587KB)
- Supporting Our Loved Ones Against Abuse (SOLAA) programme (PDF 598KB)
If you would like to support our work, please consider ordering from our Amazon wishlist. Items will go to individuals and families living in our refuge accommodation.
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Whether you are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay or have left, we can help. We can provide office or community-based support, whichever is most appropriate. You can take part in regular one-to-one and group support sessions, which take place in a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can talk in confidence about your feelings and concerns. We also have a refuge where you can feel safe and we can arrange to have an interpreter available in your preferred language, if English is not your first language - including British Sign Language.
As well as training professionals to better recognise and deal with domestic abuse, we can provide you with the following practical, confidential advice and emotional support:
We are always looking for volunteers to give their time, share their skills and support our services. For more information about volunteering opportunities available at Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services, please see our Volunteer Leaflet (PDF 37KB). To register your interest, please complete and return the Expression of Interest Form (PDF 197KB).
See our careers page for more information about volunteering with Sanctuary Supported Living.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for support at PDAS, applicants must:
- Be aged 16 or over
- Have experienced, or are currently experiencing any form of domestic abuse
- Live within Plymouth