Who we are

Opoka is part of Chrysalis Supported Association Limited which is Registered in England as an exempt charity (XR95728). Chrysalis is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, with registered number 29818R, set up for the benefit of the community as a, not for profit organisation, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is also a Non-Profit Private Registered Provider of Social Housing Registered Number: 4751, Regulated by The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).

Opoka’s mission

Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community our aims to help create a world free of domestic violence against Polish women and their children where women feel safe, secure and can engage and participate in society.

What we do

Opoka has been working to improve the lives of Polish women and their families since 2012. We offer safe and specialist support to help survivors of domestic violence to improve their lives and build a better future. Our services are delivered by highly trained specialist bilingual domestic violence experts, who are very experienced at providing this kind of support. We provide opportunities to help women and children to move forward to begin their recovery free from violence and abuse. We achieve this by assessing, managing risk and bringing together a multi-agency, multi-tiered collaborative approach to reduce and eliminate risks.

What we offer:

• Helpline
• Advice
• Crisis Response
• Advocacy
• DV Outreach service
• IDVA/IDSVA/YPVA
• Therapy
• The Freedom Programme in Polish
• Mentoring
• Training
• Volunteering & placement opportunity