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Promotion of Health, Opportunity
Equality, Benevolence & Empowerment
for black and ethnic minority
women and children

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Counselling

Helping women affected by domestic violence

  • Phoebe offers emotional health support for immigrant women affected by domestic violence.

 

  • The consequences of domestic violence are many; they include depression, low self- esteem and a sense of powerlessness. We are here to listen, help and support you.

 

  • We can provide you with one-to-one counselling to help you start to rebuild your confidence in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

 

  • Our counsellors – all women - students counsellers from University Campus Suffolk and Matrix. They are professional in giving women the specialist support you need to cope if you are feeling depressed, bad about yourself, confused and unsure about how to deal with the things happening in your life.

 

  • Phoebe counselling gives you the time and space to talk, in confidence.


Please call us on - 01473 231566 to book an appointment.

Shelter from Abuse
Fleeing from domestic violence? We can help you and your children find a safe place

We are committed to helping improve the lives of BME women and children suffering from domestic abuse. Our centre provides advice sessions and workshops run by specialists who can offer assistance relating to domestic violence cases, immigration status, health, welfare benefits and more. Women from all cultures and backgrounds are welcome, we have worked with women from China, all parts of Africa, India, the Philipines.
In 2010, we opened some safe houses where women fleeing domestic violence could seek shelter. However, due to difficulty in funding, we were unable to sustain these houses, hence we work in partnership with other women's organisations which offer shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

We also:

  • Help victims access their benefits e.g. housing, child or income support

  • Help source legal advice and representation

  • Provide free confidential counselling services

  • Provide drop-in and telephone support and advocacy for all

  • Provide opportunities for victims to improve their self-esteem, self-worth, social and economic situations

  • Create understandings between agencies about the problem of domestic violence within the community

  • Advocate on behalf of female victims with no public funds

The team of social workers and volunteers at our women’s centre are kind, compassionate and understand the complexities of domestic violence and the on-going psychological effects. We will work closely with you to help you feel safe again and begin the difficult process of rebuilding your life.

If you need to escape from domestic violence or need to protect your children from an abusive partner, visit our drop-in centre or contactus today on 01473 231 566  or email admin@phoebecentre.org.uk, to speak with one of our qualified social workers.

PHOEBE
'A Helper of Many'

19, Tower Street

Citizen Advice Bureau Building

Ipswich, Suffolk

IP1 3BE. UK

Email—admin@phoebecentre.org.uk

Telephone— 00 44 1473 231566