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WHAT IS THE JAN FOUNDATION?

The aims of the Jan Foundation are to engage people in communities in combatting domestic violence/abuse (DA) by developing DA services, running prevention campaigns, supporting victims and their families and making others aware that DA affects everyone! 

If we are really going to combat domestic violence (DA) then it must become
'community business’ as it affects the whole community.

We engage the community in tackling DV by combining:


  • Free Community Training on Mentoring and DA Awareness to help community members respond better to DA (especially with victims who are their family and friends) and to gain useful skills for the future.

  • Building Support Networks by organising volunteers to help them use their knowledge and skills to raise awareness of the issues that affect us all.

  • Working with volunteers on presentations and events to tell communities about the complex effects of DA on victims and how the behaviour of perpetrators comes from weakness rather than strength.

  • Providing long term one-to-one mentoring support by trained volunteers for victims and support for family and friends of victims who are also being affected by what is happening.

HOW THE JAN FOUNDATION CAME ABOUT?

The Jan Foundation was set up in memory of a special person who suffered because of domestic abuse/violence for much of her life. This left her with serious emotional and mental health problems - including alcohol and drug abuse. Unfortunately, it was hard to find effective help for her and she continued to deteriorate until her early death. As a response to this the Jan Foundation and its first project – the Lantern Project – were set up to help people like Jan. read the full story...

 

 
     

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