Domestic Abuse Support & Accommodation Project (DASAP)
62 Summer Street
t: 01224 625732
The Domestic Abuse Support & Accommodation Project (DASAP) offers support to women, men and families who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse includes:
- Emotional abuse- including name calling, threats, intimidation, control, humiliation, being isolated from family and friends.
- Physical abuse- including hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, biting, spitting, using weapons.
- Financial abuse- including money being withheld, no access to bank account etc, having to account for spending, being forced to borrow money or make fraudulent claims.
- Sexual abuse- including rape, sexual assault, penetration with objects, being forced to watch or imitate pornography.
Domestic abuse can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, background or lifestyle. Domestic abuse affects children and young people as well as adults.
“When it comes to abuse you believe there is no way out…but there is help… there is always a way out.”
The main aim of this project is to support people to gain safe accommodation including:
- Support to remain safely in their own accommodation
- Support to identify alternative accommodation
- Access to temporary accommodation provided by Aberdeen City Council
Workers offer support on a 1 to 1 basis, which includes:
- Assessment of needs
- Safety Planning
- Access to Safe Accommodation
- Emotional & Practical Support
- Personal & Home Security Items
- Advice & Information
- Crisis Intervention
- Referral to other Agencies
- Confidential Support
- Non Judgmental Approach
The project offers support for a period of 3 months and will refer people on for additional support beyond this time if required.
The people we work with may also need support with a range of issues including finances, legal issues, health, mental health, substance misuse, child care and child protection. Workers will help to identify support needs and access relevant services as required.
“If there were more organisations like this I feel a lot more people would gain what I have”.
While Aberdeen Cyrenians offers a package of support, this project is provided in partnership with Aberdeen City Council who provide temporary accommodation to those fleeing domestic abuse.
Women and men can self-refer or referral can be made on their behalf by any agency.
All referrals are assessed on individual need rather than a waiting list system.