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“Working to End Domestic Violence”

PDVS adopted a vision statement in Nov 2004. We recognise that we cannot work to end domestic violence on our own and so this vision will only be able to be worked towards in collaboration with other agencies

What is Preston Domestic Violence Services?

Preston Domestic Violence Services provides support for people affected by domestic violence and abuse and has done so since it was set up in 1994.

We are a charity and rely on grants and fundraising to run our services. The challenge for the forthcoming year is to secure funding so that we can maintain our services and meet the ever-increasing demand.

PDVS services are confidential, free and available to everyone.

Victims/survivors can contact us directly or may be referred by another agency.

Some services cover Preston but other services cover Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, according to funding restrictions. Where we cannot help you we will signpost you to another agency.

Staff and volunteers are specially trained to provide information, help and support to victims/survivors and agencies. The support provided has grown in response to the growing needs and demands of service users and organisations. We support different VCFS organisations both from an infrastructure and sustainability perspective via our training programmes and support for VCFS organisations which are part of the Domestic Abuse Forum and the MARACs.

Please note that our drop-in centre (Hope Centre) is the only service that is ‘women-only’.

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