Support a child in refuge

by yourSanctuary
Support a child in refuge

Summary

We support children who stay with us in both safe houses. Our children's service focuses on therapeutic support and play alongside group play work. We aim to undo the harm caused by experiencing DA and help children understand that the abuse was not their fault

$2,093
total goal
$1,199
remaining
14
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0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Imogen* is 8 years old. When she arrived in our safe house, she was anxious and had low self- esteem. Imogen's mother was also concerned about her well- being as she was displaying physical symptoms which were diagnosed as stress by the GP. Imogen was also wetting the bed at night and she had told her mum that people would be happier if she 'wasn't here'.

Solution

During her time with us Imogen would talk about some of the things that made her sad. She struggled with friendships and would worry about what other people thought of her. Imogen also expressed her difficult feelings about her dad. Imogen began to gain confidence and assurance Imogen is feeling a lot happier. She is talking to her mum more about how she feels and is able to tell people, "my opinion matters"'

Long-Term Impact

Through therapeutic play children can learn that the Domestic Abuse was not their fault. Through play and talking they can start to feel less isolated.

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Organization Information

yourSanctuary

Location: Woking - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @yourSanctuaryUK
Project Leader:
Wendy Denty
Mrs
Woking, Surrey United Kingdom
$894 raised of $2,093 goal
 
14 donations
$1,199 to go
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