Our Services

The Elm Foundation is a specialist charity that has almost 40 years’ experience in providing services to adults and children affected by domestic abuse. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, responsive and innovative services.
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We cover the areas of Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, and parts of Amber Valley. People from outside these areas can access our refuge accommodation, the Derbyshire DA Helpline, our training and corporate services.
Service Community Outreach

Community Support & Outreach

Community outreach services enabling people experiencing domestic abuse to access support in their local area.


Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free confidential help and advice for any man, woman or child affected by domestic abuse.

Service Group Work

Group Support for Adults & Young People

A series of programmes offering group support for adults & young people who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse.

Kids domestic Abuse Support Charity


KIDVA provides support to Children who have been witness to, or abused by, a parent or close family member.

Lets' make changes

Let’s Make Changes

A voluntary programme assisting those concerned they might be hurting, scaring or controlling their partner and who want help making changes.

Making Positive Choices

Making Positive Choices

Providing intensive, one-to-one support to children and young people in Derbyshire who are at risk of harming intimate partners, family members or their peers.

Refuge accomodation

Refuge Accommodation

For women, men and children who are not safe in their own homes, we offer a safe temporary place to live.

Therapeutic Services for Domestic Abuse

Therapeutic Services

Specialist counselling and therapies for survivors of domestic abuse, to explore their issues and feelings in a safe, confidential environment.

Domestic Abuse Training


Our range of training courses addressing a specific domestic abuse topic.

Understanding Exploitation

Understanding Exploitation

A one-to-one programme which supports young people who have been the victim of, or who are at risk of, exploitation.

Working With Schools

Working with Schools

Educating young people about domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships is the best way to prevent domestic abuse for future generations.