Family Help Darlington CIO (Women's Refuge)

Family Help Darlington CIO (Women's Refuge)

Charity information

Family Help Darlington CIO (Women's Refuge)

Family Help are a small independent charity that has been providing refuge accommodation and support for survivors of domestic abuse for 41 years.
The focus of our work is to empower service users to make their decisions about what they want to do and then assist them in achieving the outcomes they desire. We help enable service users to set their own goals and expectations and decide how the service will assist them to achieve them, rather than working towards someone else’s expectations.

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    Family Help support victims of domestic abuse.

    The objects of Family Help Darlington CIO are to relieve the needs of victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

    a) By provision of refuge accommodation for women and their children: and
    b) By provision of emotional and practical support, advice, guidance and such other assistance as the Trustees see fit.


    Service Overview

    a) Family Help Darlington CIO organisation provides a holistic package of support including refuge accommodation for women and women with children.
    b) A confidential helpline for any person effected by domestic abuse, advocacy, options, information, signposting and outreach support to past clients.

    Family Help has operated the only specialist refuge in Darlington for 41 years. Together we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in providing support to people in relation to domestic abuse. We have developed innovative, flexible and holistic support services for the victims of domestic abuse.

    Despite the impact of domestic violence or abuse many people, maybe you yourself cannot understand why people stay in violent or abusive relationships. Abuse can come in many forms including name calling or put downs, not being allowed to see family or friends, withholding money, actual or physical harm, sexual assault, using jealousy to control YOU and blaming YOU for their violence. Victims of domestic violence are usually women but this is not always the case.

  • Overview

    Established: November 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 1150798

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01325 364486

    Address: 110 Yarm Road, Darlington DL1 1XF

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