A thank you message from an ex refuge resident

Hello, A bit of random email I guess but I wanted to firstly Thank what was women’s aid back then and to let you know how you helped change my life and my 3 Childrens….. Back in August 2003 I visited Parklands at Gloucester Park in desperation. I had a violent abusive partner who I
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Changing Pathways signed up to Essex Lottery

We are now signed up to Essex Lottery. Changing Pathways provides a much needed service to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. With our support and a safe place, women can escape abuse and rebuild their lives. We offer counselling support to women and their children. We need your help so we can continue to
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Opening times

Changing Pathways helpline number is 01268 729 707.  We are open 9am – 5pm weekdays. The National Freephone Domestic Violence Helpline is open 24 hours a day 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always dial 999.

Opening times over Christmas

Changing Pathways will be closed on the 25 and 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. Our phone line will be open on the 27, 28 and 29 December 2017 – 01268 729 707 The National Freephone Domestic Violence Helpline will be open 24 hours a day during the Christmas period on 0808 2000 247
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Christmas and New Year opening times

During the Christmas period, the Parklands outreach centre will be closing on  4pm Friday the 23rd of December 2016 and not re-opening until the 3rd of January 2017. During this period we will be closed over the bank holidays but accepting referrals over the other days. If you have any issues surrounding domestic violence at
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16 Days of Activism – Chief Executive Officer

Chair of Trustees

16 Days of Activism – Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Project

Domestic abuse has far reaching implications for physical, sexual and mental health and an individual’s well-being. The cost of physical healthcare treatment resulting from domestic violence, (including hospital, GP, ambulance, prescriptions) is estimated to be 3% of total National Health Service budget (Walby, 2004). Funded by Essex Community Foundation and Comic Relief, Changing Pathways has a
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16 Days of Activism – Early Offer of Help

  Some 130,000 children live in homes where high risk domestic abuse is present (SaveLives (2012, A place of greater safety: insights into domestic abuse) and parenting which can be difficult and challenging at the best of times, for those experiencing domestic abuse, they can face huge additional difficulties. One of our community services which
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Why Refuge Matters

  Since 1974, Women’s Aid Federation of England has brought together a national network of specialist refuges for women and their children who are experiencing violence and fear. Since 2010, 17% of specialist refuges in England have closed and on a typical day 155 women and 103 children will have to be turned away from
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