The Well is a Supported Housing project for vulnerable women who are looking to leave the sex industry. It is a large detached house, close to the city centre providing 24 hour support to five women with a variety of complex needs. All service users are assigned a Key Worker who works closely with them to draw up a Support Plan based on their individual needs.
Awaz Utaoh provides a service that enables users to feel valued, uplifted and empowered. As the literal translation of Awaz Utaoh means ‘raise your voice’ this is what our organisation represents and the staff and the management committee strive to achieve.
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men. Formerly Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum (BDAF); the name change to BAVA enables Bristol to reflect the government policy to challenge all types of gender-based violence.
Bristol Crisis Service
Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress. We particularly help women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of their website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
SARSAS (formerly Bristol Rape Crisis)
SARSAS is a specialist support service for women and girls in Avon and Somerset, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. SARSAS is a feminist organisation which exists to promote the needs of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. SARSAS wants all women and girls to be free from the fear and experience of sexual violence.
Eden House provides Day and Outreach Services to women involved in the criminal justice system. A one-stop service that engages women in making positive changes to their lives – reducing their propensity to offend and increasing their access to mainstream services and opportunities.
If you need advise or information about female genital mutilation or are worried about a child at risk, you can contact us 24/7 on 0800 028 3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and/or rape. We understand how sexual abuse and rape can affect all areas of your life and we aim to provide you with a safe, accepting and supportive environment so you can come to terms with the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.
National Centre for Domestic Violence
The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
Next Link provides specialist domestic abuse services for women and children in Bristol including dedicated BME, South Asian and Somali services and a GP referral service.
Nilaari Agency is a community based drug treatment provider that delivers accessible, high quality and culturally appropriate counselling, advocacy and support primarily to Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) adults and young people in Bristol who are involved in or at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol. However, anyone in need can access our services. Email: email@example.com, 0117 952 5742.
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.
Is an independent website launched by Avon and Somerset Police with the aim of raising awareness of rape and sexual violence and to challenge the myths around sexual attacks.
Rights of Women
Rights of Women run a free General Legal Advice Line. We can provide free legal advice by women for women on 020 7251 6577. The line is open Monday 11am-1pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Thursday from 7- 9pm and also Friday 12-2pm. We can also signpost you to other advice organisations or local solicitors.
Survive is a Domestic Abuse service for women and children. They provide a range of services to support women and cover the South Gloucestershire and Bristol areas.
The Freedom Programme
The Freedom Programme support group for women is a 12 week support group for women. It is run as a rolling programme which means you can join at any point. The benefits are the same as long as you complete 12 weeks. FP is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse, whether she is in or has left an abusive relationship, including women who have no plan to leave their partner.
Unseen is a charity working to disrupt and challenge human trafficking on all levels.
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.