5 Plymouth law firms unite to fund domestic abuse support program
Wolferstans Soicitors are pleased to have joined forces with 4 other local law firms to cover the cost of 200 books to be used in Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services’ (PDAS) Freedom Programme.
The Freedom Programme is a support group designed to help people that are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse. The aim of the programme is to help individuals to make sense of what has happened, and to prevent it happening in the future, by enabling them to recognise potentially abusive behaviour. The programme aims to illustrate to victims the effects that domestic abuse can have on children during various ages of their lives. It also brings individuals who have had similar experiences together to support each other and help to improve their self-esteem.
Domestic abuse can have long-lasting negative effects on victims and their children. At Wolferstans, we understand how vital it is that individuals experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse get the support they need. We believe that the Freedom Programme is essential to the community and providing support and awareness on this issue.
Sue Collins, deputy local service manager at PDAS, has commented as follows on the donation: “We are delighted to have received these donations from all five law firms, allowing us to work with women in a safe and confidential setting and to help them break the cycle of abusive relationships which many find themselves in.”
It has been a pleasure for us to join forces with GA Solicitors, The Family Law Company, Woollcombe Yonge, and Nash & Co to ensure that victims can access support through the Freedom Programme.
To find out more about PDAS and how you can support them, please visit their website.