Saving Lives, Changing Lives
Advance, is an award-winning innovative charity, enabling women and girls to lead safe, violence-free and equal lives, so that they are able to actively engage with society.
We are led by and for women, supporting those experiencing domestic abuse to be safe and take back control of their lives, and helping those who have committed crime or are at risk of offending, to break the cycle and keep families together.
Advance provides emotional and practical support tailored to women’s needs, and evoke change by working within the system and engaging with professionals within statutory agencies.
We reached out to more women and children than ever before
The number of women and children being referred for support and using our services, both directly and through our partners, continued to increase. Repeated lockdowns and social distancing restrictions through the year led to even more isolation for women putting them at further risk of harm. Our services and support were even more critical and became a life-line for women, letting them know they were not alone.