Hope for Women and Girls
TOGETHER AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE
Violence against women and girls ends here
You are not alone, you don’t suffer alone, we here always here to support and help you.
How can STN support you?
We offer free and confidential specialist services ‘advice, advocacy, and emotional and practical support for all BAMER women and girls, including advice and counseling to women and girls facing or have experienced g domestic abuse/violence, sexual violence, harmful practices, stalking, and harassment or any other form of gender-based violence.
STN defends women’s rights and we believe that all women are entitled to have a life free of violence, therefore our aim is to prevent and tackle all forms of violence against women and girls.
STN devotes its efforts to support more than 1000 women every year who are exposed to violations of their fundamental human rights, facing violence against women and girls, exploitation in low-paid sectors, trafficking, or enduring severe poverty and deprivation.
Depending on your needs and priorities, we can connect you with relevant services in the UK, such as emergency accommodation, family and immigration solicitors, housing and benefits services, counseling, support groups, etc. Our service is tailored to you and to your needs.
We also work with solicitors to offer legal advice in welfare benefits, housing, debt, and employment rights, as well as integration activities and groups where you can meet other women and girls in the community.
STN offers free advice, advocacy, counseling, and other support to vulnerable women and girls in London to build safe and strong lives. All women and girls should have futures free from abuse and violence. Contact us for more details if you seek assistance and help.
If you are under threat or in danger, please call the police at 999.
You have a right to ask for an interpreter if you need one.
Abuse is a crime; it’s not your fault and you are not alone. No matter what your immigration status is, you do not need to suffer in silence. We are here to help.
What guides us:
Our services should be free, confidential and non-judgemental.
To believe: we are here to listen to you and we will believe you.
Keep you safe: our aim is for you to be safe and we will work on this together.
Empowerment: we will support you as you learn more about your rights and give you the tools so that you can make an informed decision. We don’t make the decisions for you.
We help survivors to explore their options and choose the path that is right for them and that they are comfortable with, without exerting any influence or imposing any particular view.
Find out more information about domestic violence by visiting our blogs page ( click here).
Useful information from Women’s Aid’s Website ( click the link).
Languages and type of provisions :
English, Arabic, French, Urdu, Turkish, and other community languages.
We offer Community Services in the form of
Outreach- Advocacy – IAG- Mediation- Peer Mentoring and Befriending
We offer community services through home visits, drop-in services, day centers with guest speakers, over the telephone, STN social media group, STN What’s App groups, by email, via leaflet/ newsletter, mailouts, and signposting.
Help and support are available
We offer the following supports to our women and girls
* Offer general advice and advocacy *Deliver in-house training and awareness sessions
*Work with professional advocates and counsellors
*Our 1-1 counselling, group work and specialist holistic therapies help women recover after experiencing traumatic abuse.
* STN works with trained bilingual advocates and professional advisors who will provide emotional and practical support to women experiencing various types of Domestic Violence and threats of Honour Based Violence. Women will be assisted to access safe housing, police protection, and legal advice on non-molestation orders or injunctions. *interpreting and translation services available in different languages such as Arabic, French, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish, and others
* Awareness publications about domestic abuse
*Cross referrals and signposting to specialist services on the following
*Mental Health (Counselling)
*Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
*Honour Based Violence (HBV)
*Welfare Benefit claims
*Health and wellbeing
Make a Referral
Most of our courses and services are free. We welcome all referrals from individuals or organisations. If you are ready to make a referral or to refer yourself. We are happy to hear from you.
Survivors say domestic abuse is escalating under the lockdown.
Counselling and Advocacy Services
Our counseling and advocacy services aim to offer support in a difficult moment in our beneficiaries’ life and to ensure that our women are looked after and we will make sure that :
Access support by talking with us, or accessing support online to ensure they can still get the help they seek urgently.
Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
Help them think through their safety options and provide suitable emotional support.
Their voices have heard on issues that are important to them.
Give them the opportunity to tell us about what they are experiencing?
Defend and safeguard their rights.
How To Register
If you need help to find out about the services or training programs’ booking or you are looking for further information, please contact us, we are happy to assist you.