"This is just the beginning..."
Everyday hundreds and thousands of women and children live with domestic violence; in fact as many as 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence within their lifetime. In fact while reading this someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it could be your mum, your neighbour, your friend, your sister, your daughter
Domestic violence and abuse affects women from every social background, religion and culture, and has a devastating effect on children living in these relationships.
4 Step's To A Smiles Strength Project, aims to give survivors of abuse the tools and life skills needed to seek help. Rebuilding confidence and strength, this is just the beginning.....
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
The Aim of Strength
Understanding the psychology of the perpetrator- and to provide a place to learn about tactics that are used
A place to gain knowledge of services available locally
To share experiences
The ability to build a positive self-image and to raise self-esteem
A place of empowerment
Helping to build & maintain healthy relationships for the future
Giving women the ability to make their own informed decisions
A safe place to build inner strength
To help with isolation issues
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction end up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
What Strength Can Provide.
Access to housing services
Access to childcare
Building self esteem
Personal development coaching
Access to financial Services (help to open bank accounts and created budgets)
Other people with shared history
Referral to refuge when required.
A Support Network
A safe place to talk