CarmDas provides support to anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse.  We work across Carmarthen.

History

CarmDas has delivered a range of services to anyone affected by Domestic Abuse since 1978.  We support individuals to explore their options, to achieve their goals and determine their own futures. From 2013, CarmDas offered support services to male victims of domestic abuse and our organisation is continually growing and adapting in response to feedback from our clients so we can better support all those affected by Domestic Abuse on their journey.

Our Vision

We believe that everyone has a right to live free from abuse

Our Mission

We know that domestic abuse touches all our lives.   CarmDas exists to help people become free to choose their own journey.

"I am not what happened to me.  I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

Our Beliefs and Values

  • We believe domestic abuse is unacceptable
  • We believe that domestic abuse is a gender based issue and is a cause and consequence of gender inequality
  • We believe men experience domestic abuse
  • We believe children experience domestic abuse, they are not passive witnesses
  • We listen to our clients
  • We believe them
  • We don't judge
  • We believe every individual is their own expert and are entitled to respectful and confidential support
  • We believe in a solutions focused, trauma informed approach
  • We value all our people - our volunteers, team and clients

    Our Ambition

We want the individuals we support to:

Feel Safer

Be Confident

Have improved skills

Be better connected in their communities

Trust in their own decisions

Embrace their resilience

Our Strategic Aims

To achieve our ambitions we will:-

Develop our services to meet the needs of the people we support

Invest in our team to ensure they have the most up to date knowledge and are equipped to support our clients

Involve our stakeholders and work in partnership to develop opportunities that make a difference

Manage our organisation to ensure we protect the charity and ensure it is fit for purpose

Raise our profile, fundraise, develop new income streams

Our Services

We are continually developing our services based on what our clients tell us.  We currently provide

  • "The Stepping Stone" Accommodation - providing 24 hour a day, 365 days a year access to emergency, safe accommodation 
  • Support to women living in their own homes 
  • Support for children and young people to make sense of what is happening around them