Project information

My Sisters Place - Domestic Violence Service

This year My Sisters Place have been moving forwards to meet the needs of women and children experiencing domestic abuse with plans to expand the service we have raised £120,000 towards the rebuild however we are looking to raise £40,000 to complete this project.

December 2014 - May 2015

Charity information: My Sister's Place

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  • Need

    Need

    We work with women aged 16 or over to support them and their children to live free from abuse. Domestic Violence affects one in four women in their lifetime and 2 women a week die at the hands of their current or former partner.
    World Health Organisation statistics show that domestic violence is the largest cause of morbidity worldwide in women, more than war, cancer, car accidents
    Teesside has high levels of domestic violence & we work with direct victims to increase safety.

    Solution

    We support over 1000 women each year through one to one support, counselling, educational women's groups and through criminal justice processes. But we want to do more;

    The additional space will allow us to offer more
    Counselling and therapeutic interventions.
    In house women's groups
    Increased access to immediate support
    A video link to the courts so that women can give evidence in a safe environment.
    Involve more people in tackling domestic abuse by increasing volunteering.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase the safety of women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

    Activities

    » One to one support Access to immediate advice and support Support through the criminal justice system

    success will be supporting 1200 families to live violence free


    Aim 2

    To improve the health and well being of women experiencing domestic abuse & promote independence

    Activities

    » Through counselling and therapeutic interventions Delivery of in house womens groups.

    Success will be more women living independently and reporting positive feelings about themselves and their future


  • Impact

    Impact

    The charities overall aim is to end domestic violence, we want to see a reduction in domestic abuse and more women coming forward and seeking help at an earlier stage,

    Risk

    Any delay to the expansion and development of the new premises will delay the delivery of increased services therefore we have temporary measures in place to ensure that service delivery continues however it is essential funds are raised to avoid any delay.

    Reporting

    Via Twitter through regular updates of the expansion progress
    On our website
    At partnership and community events

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £161,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £41,000 Building Expansion Capital Costs
      £120,000 Building Expansion Capital Costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Grant Funders £120,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Teesside

    Beneficiaries

    Families suffering domestic violence in Teesside

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Established in 2002 My Sisters Place has 12 years experience of delivering specialist services in the domestic violence field and has been a leading organisation in the developments of new projects and services for women.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    All Our Staff, Volunteers, Stakeholders & Supporters

    Service Delivery