After surviving Domestic Violence myself, I was invited to attend a White Ribbon Survivors event in 2017 by my local IDVA who had supported me during the years they had dealt with my Case. It was 'During' the event I decided to give something back in what can sometimes be a really lonely time, so I signed up for Voluntary work supporting Women and children during their Stay at Refuge. 'It was then Domestic Abuse Survivors was born in 2018 on Social media. It was set up to help provide donations into a domestic abuse refuge to help women and children fleeing abuse, the donations mainly came from the general public and made such a huge difference to those they reached. I then had people fleeing Abuse in the local community get in touch with me to see if I could help them, so I started offering a support service so that my clients didn't feel so alone. After operating for 12 months it was decided that I would apply for charity status and in June 2019 we were Registered with the charity commissioners with the 'Registered Charity Number 1183864' to operate in the London Borough of Hillingdon and Buckinghamshire. It was a delightful day and I have received so much wonderful support in all that I do and have had the pleasure of working with some of the best professionals on my journey. I am very proud and honoured clients have trusted me personally to help them and I have learnt as much from them as they have from me and that is invaluable to the the service I offer. 'My Service is Client Lead, and Non Judgemental' I am not here to Judge you or your circumstances, I am here to help you and offer support when you need it.
In 2018 I started working with young people aged 16-18, before moving onto ages 13-25 in 2022 and the domestic abuse they had experienced beyond touched my heart. I found a huge passion had been lit within me and I decided to explore this further,
In July 2020 I was granted funding through panel from Buckinghamshire Children's Social care for independent mentoring, and then my journey began.
Upon entering a whole new world, it became a world I felt I truly belonged in and one i would give 110% in all that I did.
Then in October 2021, my mentoring work was commissioned by Buckinghamshire Children's Social Care. What an achievement that was?
'In May 2021 We became one of Hillingdon Mayor's Chosen Charites for 2021/22 and the 'All About You' project went live'.
'I thank my darling Nan, partner and my beautiful children for their continued support during my journey of long hours and hard work to make Domestic Abuse Survivors a success. I will forever be thankful to you and always know together we can survive anything'.