Cassandra Centre is a registered domestic violence and abuse charity based in Norbury, London SW16, that provides advice, support and counselling services for young people. The charity was set up in 2007 after the tragic murder of Cassandra McDermott by her ex-boyfriend. Cassandra was only 19 years old.
The charity aims to raise awareness and educate both young men and women about the risks and signs of domestic violence and abuse and to offer them much needed support and assistance. Our services include, for example, engagement activities; building trust; confidence and self-esteem and we offer one-to-one therapy that addresses complex emotional barriers. We accept referrals from all London boroughs and the City of London, because we feel that domestic violence and abuse cannot be addressed in isolation, as there are a range of sometimes complicated factors that need to be considered, so that our clients can achieve long-term independence.