Over the last six years the Centre has gone into the community to facilitate the Freedom Programme to women in the Test Valley. The Freedom Programme is a 12 week rolling support group for women who are or have been victims of domestic abuse.
It is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse, whether she is in or has had a previously abusive relationship. It includes women who do not intend to leave their partner. There is no charge for attending the programme which is held at a local community facility.
The aims of the group include:
- How domestic abuse effects children
- How to recognise a potential future abuser
- To help women to build self-esteem and confidence