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Changing Pathways is a local domestic abuse charity working in South and South West Essex.

We provide free and confidential support and advocacy to individuals subjected to domestic abuse and stalking in the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock, Harlow and Epping Forest.

For help contact our 24 hour helpline on 0330 333 7 444. For all office enquiries call 01268 729707.

About Changing Pathways

We provide free and confidential services for people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse and other forms of inter-personal violence including stalking, harassment, ‘honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage. We focus on listening to survivors and together decide the support required to enable them to take their first step on a pathway to rebuilding their lives.

Working across the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock, we provide a range of accessible services, helping those affected by domestic abuse to be safer:

  • Safe, temporary refuge accommodation for women and their children.
  • Outreach support for individuals experiencing domestic abuse living in the local community.
  • Dedicated support and advocacy for individuals experiencing stalking and harassment.
  • Parenting education and one to one support for Thurrock residents.
  • Specialist support for survivors from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities experiencing ‘honour-based abuse and forced marriage or who have no recourse to public funds.
  • Individual and group counselling and therapy to help survivors recover from trauma.
  • Play therapy and counselling for children who have experienced domestic abuse in their home environment.  
  • Support and advocacy for hospital patients who are experiencing domestic abuse.