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  • Safe Haven
    Working with families escaping domestic violence

What We Do...

  • Why We Do It...

  • Endeavour acknowledges that various specialist support services are available through the local authority, schools, the NHS and the voluntary sector. However, families often fail to access or maintain contact with these services.

    Too often families experience a repeat cycle between new home, original home and/or refuges, due to a failure to re-settle and cope in a new community.

    There is a need for bespoke support and care for all the family to complement other specialist services and to maximise take-up of these services.

How we work...

All families referred to the Safe Haven project must be recovering from domestic violence and need support in sustaining their tenancies to help prevent a repeat cycle between refuge/hostel and their new home.

A referral can be made to Safe Haven via Bolton emergency accommodation providers, Bolton at Home Anti-social Behaviour Team or by downloading a referral form here.

Voluntary support plans are drawn up between the family and a Safe Haven support worker.

Referrals must be completed with family consent.

The Safe Haven project does not accept self-referrals.
  • Safe Haven has helped me and my family through a very hard and emotional time and for that I will always be grateful. Our lives are now worth living again and in the process I have made some very good friends.

    Quotes from families who have used Safe Haven
  • I was a victim of domestic violence for 7 years, as were my children. We have always had pets they were and still are a part of our family.

    Quotes from families who have used Pet Service
  • The advice and support has helped me to see that the situation I was in is not the right was to be treated by anyone, with help I have been able to escape and start getting my health and life to how it should be and know the difference between a right and wrong relationship.

    Quotes from People who have used the IDVA Service
  • In the short time I have been coming to group, I have achieved so much and I feel that I have had a weight lifted’. ‘It has really made a difference to our lives.

    Quotes from families who have used Safe Haven
  • It was an enormous relief to discover this service existed – as the pets are dearly loved and an extension of our family.

    Quotes from families who have used Pet Service
  • It has helped as I know if I ever need advice I can just ring up my worker and she will do her best for me and my daughter.

    Quotes from People who have used the IDVA Service
  • Group work has helped me and my son communicate - we can now talk instead of shouting at one another all the time. He is now a happy and settled young man, who feels more secure in himself and expresses confidence around others.

    Quotes from families who have used Safe Haven
  • In my case, staying at home and suffering beatings on a daily basis became more acceptable to me than leaving with the children without their pets.

    Quotes from families who have used Pet Service
  • My IDVA helped me go through courts and the MARAC- she has helped me become a stronger person and move on with my life. I want to let everyone know there is help out there and life can get better.

    Quotes from People who have used the IDVA Service
  • It’s lovely to know that the children can have their pets back and it makes it easier for them to cope with not having a home.

    Quotes from families who have used Pet Service
  • I was very pleased with the service I received from the IDVA service, my worker was very friendly and professional” I feel less worried and much more confident with what is going to happen in my future.

    Quotes from People who have used the IDVA Service

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