Victoria Pedicini

Threshold DAS

 

Threshold DAS (formerly Llanelli Women’s Aid Ltd) was founded in 1984, by a group of volunteers. In 1985 the first refuge was established. Due to the ever-increasing numbers of women, plus the limited facilities available in the refuge, the Charity approached Gwalia Housing Society with a view to improving the services. In 1992, building work began on a six bedroom, purpose built refuge, with disabled facilities and was opened in 1993.

In 2002, our outreach office was opened. This provided an opportunity for women living in the community to access our services. This enabled us to employ Floating Support workers, which gave us the resources to support an extra 15 families.

The group continued to strive working as a collective but by 2007 the Charity had grown to 13 members of staff and our income had risen to £403,000 per annum. Due to the continuing growth of the group in 2006 collective was disbanded and two managers were appointed along with the implementation of a hierarchical structure.

Victoria Pedicini is the Chief Executive Officer of Threshold DAS, an organisation working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence but also children and Young people and those men to are perpetrators.

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