These hands don’t hurt

In honour of 16 Days of Action, an annual campaign to raise awareness and tackle domestic abuse in all of its forms, Thirteen’s NIDAS service organised a moving display featuring pledges against domestic violence and support for survivors of abuse.

Helping Hands 1

9 Dec 2021

A ‘these hands don’t hurt’ event was held to create a powerful display at Thirteen’s Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS), which offers accommodation for women and families and a specialist programme of support for people fleeing from or at risk of domestic abuse.

Women and children staying at the refuge enjoyed a lovely morning of activities, featuring a coffee morning and crafts, to create a display of handprints representing a pledge to never use hands for hurting.

Thirteen offers a range of support for people experiencing domestic abuse, helping people in their homes or in our specialist accommodation. For more information about the support we can provide, visit our domestic abuse support page.