“Using experience counselling to support women in escaping the circle of domestic violence.”How does your donation help?
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How does your donation help?
THE NPO IDA-VIRUMAA WOMEN’S SHELTER-SUPPORT CENTRE started helping victims of violence against women in 2006 and has, since then, helped over 1,500 women. It is a part of the public victim support service, aimed at helping victims of violence against women to escape from violence and achieve autonomy by offering a safe environment, as well as social, psychological and legal counselling.
The efficiency of the women’s support centre service for victims can be enhanced by supplementing it with an experience counselling method. Counsellors help women exit the circle of violence and prevent relapse into abusive relationships. Experience counsellors are experts of their personal rehabilitation stories and they are trained in the use of counselling techniques providing emotional, social and practical support. Counselling is also a sharing of knowledge and experiences between two people with a similar history, which contributes to building relevant support networks.
The cost of one hour of counselling is €35. The required level would be 10 hours of individual or group counselling per month.
The organization is included on the list of income tax incentive non-profit organizations and the donors will get back the income tax paid from their donation and the donations made by companies are tax-free (Estonian Income Tax Act § 49). Read more about taxes: Donating and taxes