La Dolce Vita means ‘The Good Life’ – and is a charity based in Derry, Northern Ireland. It’s main aim is to empower, improve, support and make a lasting difference to the lives of people impacted by domestic and sexual abuse/violence, and works with both women and men. It offers a range of services including telephone/online support, advice and guidance, counselling, a listening ear/befriending service, home visits and safety planning, court support, as well as raising awareness of domestic abuse in the local community.
In June 2017, La Dolce Vita received funding of £5,000 towards its running costs. This will cover volunteer expenses, some office costs and a contribution towards insurance. Over the next year it is anticipated that around 140-150 people will benefit.