Domestic abuse advice
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What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse includes any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. The abuse can be psychological, physical, social, financial, or emotional.
Domestic abuse can happen between two people who are or were intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
If you are in fear of a partner, ex-partner or member of your family, you might be experiencing domestic abuse. Do they often...
- Call you names and make you feel bad about yourself?
- Make you afraid by threatening you or your children?
- Behave violently towards you?
- Stop you seeing your friends or family?
- Keep you without money?
- Harm you or make you feel you could be seriously harmed?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes you might be experiencing domestic abuse.
The following organisations all offer support for those experiencing domestic abuse. Some receive funding from us to offer floating support and supported accommodation.
Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (including the National Domestic Abuse Helpline) – offers floating support and refuge accommodation
Accord Housing Association - offers floating support and refuge accommodation
Trident Reach – offers floating support and refuge accommodation
Birmingham Crisis Centre - offers refuge accommodation
Gilgal Birmingham - offers refuge accommodation
Shelter Domestic Abuse Project – offers floating support
Telephone: 0344 515 1632
Support and advice for Asian women experiencing domestic abuse
The following service offers advice and support for Muslim women experiencing domestic abuse
The following services offer advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse
Trident Reach – offers floating support
Karma Nirvana - For support due to ‘honour-based’ violence or forced marriage.
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and would prefer support from an organisation that provides service specifically for the LGBT community then you can try the following organisations.
GALOP – National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
The following services offer advice and support for children witnessing domestic violence
The following service offers legal advice for women