Royal Wedding Celebrations!
Last week staff and residents had a great time celebrating the Royal Wedding. Everyone dressed up for the occasion and watched the coverage from start to finish before enjoying the buffet and party games. A great time was had by everyone.Read More
HM Government Domestic Abuse Consultation
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Domestic Violence Prevention Programme – new for Southend!
The Change Project and SOS Domestic Abuse Projects are delighted to be offering a Domestic Violence Prevention Programme in Southend from April 2018. The Change Project has been delivering its award winning Respect Accredited programmes in Essex for men who want to stop abusing their female partners since 2009 and for the first time will […]Read More
We’re in the Echo!
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!Read 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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Christmas Visit from Sir David
Last week we had visit from Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, who dropped in with presents and sweets for the children we support. Thank you Sir David – it was great to see you again.Read More
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 […]Read More