About Blijf Groep

Help for domestic violence

Blijf Groep helps to stop domestic violence. We offer assistance to all involved: victims, children, witnesses and perpetrators. Our aim is to stop the violence and create safety through customized support.

Blijf Group offers both help at home as crisis shelters and residential support. We also offer an extensive support through groups for children, teenagers and adults. Blijf Group has branches in North Holland and Flevoland.

Our method

The first step in a support process is always your safety and – if present – the safety of your children. If the situation is unsafe, we will act immediately. By calling the police or arranging a shelter. Together with you we decide what the next steps should be. An outreaching assistance program? A shelter facility? If possible, we prefer to help you in your own home. Where you have your social contacts, your work and your children’s school and friends.

Our aim is always to permanently stop the violence. That is why we do not only focus on you, but on all members of the family, including the perpetrator of the violence. Together we try to gain insight into the underlying patterns of violence. We make a Safety plan with you on your terms that ensures everyone’s safety as much as possible.

Oranje Huis Appraoch

To prevent domestic violence in a sustainable way, Blijf Groep has developed the Oranje Huis Method.

  • Not secret but safe. The location of an Orange House is not secret, but it is safe. This open setting makes the Oranje Huis accessible for everyone. So you can keep your social contacts.
  • We create safety together. The support provided by Blijf Group is aimed not only for yourself, but also at the rest of the family, including the perpetrator of the violence.
  • We teach you how to use your own strength and the resources in your environment. So that you can regain control of your life yourself.

Our support

Blijf Groep offers the following support.

Our support outside the shelter

  • Telephone Helpline. Our helpline offers a listening ear for everyone who needs it. They provide advice and, if necessary, refer to appropriate help. The helpline can be reached on 088 234 24 50 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Outreach support. Short-term support and guidance for adults. In 5-10 interviews, the social worker will draw up a safety plan together with you and look what help and guidance is necessary to achieve a safe situation for you and your family members.
  • Oranje Huis at Home. Intensive support for families in which domestic violence plays a long and repeated role and where both partners want to stay together. Supervision takes place in the home situation and focuses on breaking the patterns of violence. The process takes 6-12 months.
  • AWARE. Mobile alarm in the event of a threat and stalking with which you can alert the police with 1 push of a button. Blijf Group offers you guidance through counselling or participation in a group.
  • Temporary Restraining Order. Insituations of (imminent) domestic violence, the police can impose a temporary restraining order (10 days), so that the situation does not escalate further. During the restraining order, Blijf Group starts providing assistance for all members of the family.

Our shelter facilities

  • Emergency bed. Immediate admittance (max. 3 days) in the event of a threat and acute violence. Placements are made by Veilig Thuis (Safe at Home) and the police.
  • Crisis facilities. Temporary care for women and children who are dealing with domestic violence (max 6 weeks). After the crisis period of 6 weeks if necessary, you can move to residential support.
  • Residential support (long stay facilities). For women (and their children) who cannot return home or another safe place after the crisis relief. In de residential support they receive support and guidance.
  • Safe House. Shelter for women and men with such a serious threat that a safe address is not enough.

Our support groups

  • It is my turn..! Group for children from 7 to 11 years who have experienced domestic violence at home. In a group, they talk with other children and process their experiences in a playful way. Parents come together in a simultaneous group. It’s my turn! is recognized as well certified by the Recognition Committee of the Effective Interventions Database in Youth Care.
  • Can anyone hear me? Group for teenagers aged 12 to 15 who have experienced domestic violence at home. In the group they talk to other young people who have experienced the same thing and learn to deal with their experiences. Parents come together in a simultaneous group.
  • Sterk (Strong). Resilience training for women who have (had) to deal with intimidating behaviour and / or domestic violence.
  • Weerkracht (Resistance). Resilience training for men who have been confronted with domestic violence in their home situation (partner violence, but also violence in other dependency relationships).
  • You’re not the only one. Support Group for men and women who have experienced partner violence in their relationship.

Support for special groups

  • Men’s shelter. Shelter for male victims of violence in dependency relationships. At the men’s shelter, they can work on a future without violence. Blijf Group offers both shelter facilities as support for men in their own homes.
  • Honour related violence. For help and advice on culture-specific or honourrelated violence we have a hotline Honour related violence. The employees of the hotline are specialized in recognizing the signals and risks of honour-related violence. They register all reports and ensure appropriate reception and guidance. They also provide information and training to care providers, schools, doctors etc.

Help and advise

For more information about our support of if you need advice about your own situation, please contact Blijf Groep, 088 234 24 50. This helpline is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Immediate danger? Take no risks call 112.

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