Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a group of charities with the shared aim to Inspire Recovery Together www.recoveryfocus.org.uk
Who we are
We are the Arabic speaking project for DVIP. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.
DVIP is known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.
What we do
The Al-Aman service offers 1:1 support in person or on the phone and weekly support groups. The main aim is to educate and raise awareness about gender-based violence and harmful practices.
Our women’s group consists of ESOL classes and various workshops facilitated by professionals from the Citizens Advice Bureau, physical, sexual and mental health agencies.
We also signpost or make referrals for support from Adult & Children’s services, legal, counselling and educational institutions. We encourage women to phone us if they need to and to self refer for local support.
We also deliver presentations, trainings and workshops to professionals and community members on Harmful Practices.