Aggiornato al: 08/07/2013
The Anti-violence support centre is a joint project between Vicenza council, the Vicenza health and social-care department (Azienda ULSS 6 – Distretto Socio Sanitario di Vicenza), the law-enforcement authorities, the provincial schools office (Ufficio Scolastico Provinciale), Vicenza province, AIAF (the Italian family lawyers’ association) and numerous locally active women’s groups. The centre provides the city with a service from a specific base that is visible and recognisable as a space for reflecting on and combating violence and for taking action and delivering services to women and all people who have suffered violence in any form.
The Anti-violence support centre’s stated aims are:
to offer a dedicated public service free of charge as a first point of contact for any victim of violence needing help, advice or immediate protection
to coordinate the local network of existing facilities and services dealing with violence, by establishing protocols for action including emergency protection at refuges
to promote awareness and provide information and training to the general public or specific target groups, in order to prevent and combat violence.
The centre’s services are run by the expert staff, volunteers and contract workers from the “Donna Chiama Donna” (women helping women) association, with the full support and endorsement of the council, which ensures that the service remains available.
The centre is based temporarily at Via Torino no. 11, Vicenza
tel. +39 (0)444 230 402
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 2.30 pm – Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Read about the work of the
Culture and tourism department