What is domestic violence and abuse?
Any violent, abusive or controlling behaviour by someone close to you - usually a partner or an ex-partner or a family member – is domestic violence and abuse. The abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial. It can include bullying, threats, humiliation and isolation – you can experience domestic violence and abuse without having broken bones or bruises.
All children and young people living with domestic violence and abuse are also at risk of emotional harm and in some cases may be directly abused as well.
Who experiences domestic violence and abuse?
ANYONE can experience domestic violence and abuse - it can occur regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability or lifestyle. It can also occur in a range of relationships including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender. Stop Abuse For Everyone aims to support all sections of the community.
What is unique about Stop Abuse For Everyone?
We are the only organisation in the area that specialises in the support and protection of women, men, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse.
All our support services are free. If you stay at the refuge you will have to make a contribution to your accommodation costs.
All the information you share with us is confidential unless we have any concerns about safety
For 24 hour confidential support and information call 01392 667144 or our free local helpline on 0800 328 3070.
For enquiries and referrals about outreach support in the communities of Exeter, East and Mid Devon ring our Outreach services on:- 03030 30 0112.
The 01392 number cannot be traced but the free phone number and 03 numbers may show up on your bill.