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HM Government Domestic Abuse Consultatio...

Last week, on International Women’s Day (8th March), the Government launched a consultation to establish how it can best tackle domestic abuse in the UK by: – promoting awareness – making sure everyone understands what domestic abuse is and how to tackle it – protecting and supporting victims – to improve the safety of victims […]


Marks and Spencer’s Southend popped into our office today laden with donations of brand new underwear for the women we support. We often have women dropping into our Dove Centre who are fleeing domestic abuse, or who are living in financially controlling relationships. To be able to provide these women with a brand new bra […]

We’re in the Echo!

Southend Echo Logo

We have been incredibly fortunate to have been given over £2,200 from the Gannett Foundation; the grant will go towards new toys for children living in our refuge in Southend. Buy a copy of today’s Echo (6th February) to find out more!

Thank you Quizzers

WOW! Thank you to all those who attended the Quiz Evening on Saturday 3rd February at the Balmoral Centre. Thanks to your generousity, the event raised over £1,200 which will be split evenly between ourselves and SOS Rape Crisis. Thank you to all our supporters for arranging and hosting another excellent event.

Quiz Night!

Why not start off 2018 in the best way possible – by having fun and raising money for two essential Southend-based services? The Friends of SOS Charities are holding a quiz night on Saturday 3rd February at the Balmoral Community Centre, in Salisbury Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7AU. Arrival is from 7pm with the questions starting […]

Christmas Closing

The Dove Centre will be closed 22 December to 01 January inclusive. The 24hr helpline will remain open throughout the festive period (01702 302333) and appointments (emergency only) can be available on December 27th, 28th and 29th. Helpful telephone numbers over the festive period: Essex Police Emergency: 999 Essex Police Non-Emergency: 101 National Women’s Aid […]

Christmas Concert

Our friends at St. Saviour’s Church in Westcliff are hosting a free Christmas concert on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm, and Southend Wind Orchestra will be playing. During the evening there will be a voluntary collection for Southend Blind Welfare, and us! You can find them on King’s Road in Westcliff. Look forward to seeing […]

Our Autumn Newsletter is OUT!

SOSDAP’s Autumn eNewsletter is out and is being delivered to email inboxes throughout Southend. To read a copy, click here. Like what you read? Contact us at to be added to the subscriber list and never miss an issue again.