Domestic violence advice and support
Harbour (formerly North Tees Women's Aid) has worked for over 30 years to achieve safer communities through holistic services addressing domestic abuse. It operates across Stockton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, and Easington and offers refuge services, adult and children's outreach, a sexual violence counselling programme and a male perpetrators programme.
Within Stockton, the following services are available:
Harbour Stockton Refuge
Telephone: 01642 553 323 (24 hrs)
Harbour Stockton Refuge has 7 self contained units providing accommodation for women and children who have left an abusive partner. The refuge also has a room to accommodate emergency overnight stays. The refuge can be accessed 24 hours a day and staff provide support and guidance to the women and their children.
Harbour Children's Outreach
Telephone 01429 868 805
Fax: 01429 867 382
Harbour's Children's Outreach team works with children aged 3 -16 who have or are living with domestic abuse or experiencing a chaotic life style. Services include one to one support and group work sessions. The Children's Outreach Team also works with young people to promote healthy and respectful relationships.
Harbour Sexual Violence Counselling Programme
Telephone : 0845 602 7449
Harbour's counselling programme offers support to victims of sexual abuse or rape. Qualified counsellors work with males and females aged 18 and over on an individual or group basis.
Harbour Men's Programme (Perpetrator Project)
Telephone : 0845 602 7440
Harbour provides a programme for men who have been violent or abusive to a partner or ex-partner and can demonstrate their intention to change their behaviour. The programme is voluntary, and after initial assessments, comprises a 30 session rolling programme of group work.
Harbour Freedom Programme
Telephone: 0845 602 7803
The Harbour Freedom Programme is a 12 week course that will help women to understand the beliefs held by abusive men and the effects of abuse upon children. The programme aims to help participants to help themselves and increase their self-confidence.