Our Approach

Minerva only works with women and children.

We approach our work with women and children from a feminist and social justice perspective. The woman is at the centre of all that we provide. We understand it is a highly emotional time for a woman and this can be even more so when children are involved. Minerva works closely with the woman to ensure we tailor our responses to meet individual needs.  However, our top priorities are  risk assessment and safety planning for each woman. Longer term case management and support is then handed over to our partnership agencies to follow up. We would typically work intensively with each person for up to 12 weeks.

Minerva’s approach to care is strengthened by closely working with other services that have the necessary resources and funding to support families in the longer term.

At Minerva we believe every woman and child has a right to live free from violence, in all its forms.