DO YOU NEED HELP?

You are not alone; you are not to blame. Advance can help you with free, confidential advice and specialised support for domestic abuse.
Call 020 8741 7008 or click below.

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MINERVA PROJECT

Our Minerva Project accepts referrals from a variety of sources for women aged 18+ who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Click below for more.

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HOW TO SUPPORT US

Extra funding allows us to keep providing the vital services that aid so many women in London each year. Click below for instructions on how to support Advance. 

Support us

Text ADCH16 £3 to 70070

to donate to Advance today and make a real difference
for domestic abuse survivors and women who have committed crime.

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We support women to independence
and to choosing a future free from abuse and offending.

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What is domestic abuse?

It is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, […]

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“Advance gave me my life back and gave my son his mum back.
They were my only security for months.”

DID YOU KNOW?

0
women a week are killed by a current or former partner
0%
of women reported having experienced some domestic abuse since the age of 16 [according to crime surveys for England and Wales]
0%
of women reported having experienced some type of domestic abuse in the course of the last year. [according to crime surveys for England and Wales]
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Estimate cost of domestic violence on society in BILLIONS (HMIC – 2014).
21-30 : 37%
31-40 : 27%
41-50 : 17%

ages of domestic violence referrals to IDVAs nationally [%]

80%

of women in custody have dependents under the age of 18

38%

of women have committed crime that they attribute to a need to support their children

40%

of women referred to community projects after arrest have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse or rape

0%
Women
0%
Men

% of prisoners that have experienced abuse at some point in their lives

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“I can’t speak highly enough about Advance. If I needed any help I was always able to call you.
For those people who don’t have family support it must be a god send.”