About Dawn’s New Horizon

domestic_003_webDawn’s New Horizon was founded by Lorraine Saunders in 2006, and since its creation has provided support, information and advice to over 1,000 women and men. In the course of re-building her life after years of abuse by her ex-husband, Lorraine noticed a real lack of local help and support for those experiencing domestic abuse, that could be accessed easily and for free. Lorraine wanted to change this and decided to start her own domestic violence support group. Dawn’s New Horizon is a non-profit making domestic abuse support organisation, providing help and support services to men and women across the whole of Norfolk over the phone or face-to-face.

Dawn’s New Horizon helps people who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse, providing them with information and support so they can take back control of their lives. All services are 100% confidential.

Our FREE services include:

  • Counselling and coaching
  • Haircuts and make-overs
  • Household items to start up home
  • Accompanying to hospital, police, doctors, solicitors
  • Safety planning advice
  • Emergency accommodation (when available)
  • Help with rehabilitation
  • Help completing forms
  • Signposting to other agencies
  • Providing a listening ear.

Dawn’s New Horizon Shop
Lorraine opened the Dawn’s New Horizon (DNH) Shop on Cannerby Lane, Sprowston in 2012 to raise awareness of domestic violence and to support those affected by it in the Norwich area. The shop is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures including books, clothing, jigsaws and children’s toys, as well as a range of household items.

DNH and partners offer a range of well-being services including an advice and information service about domestic abuse support on a drop-in basis, as well as counselling and coaching by appointment. Haircuts, clothing and household items to set up home are also available for those in need.

DNH offers Group Workshops for those who have moved on from domestic abuse on a practical level, but are finding it difficult to move on emotionally. Workshops are held in small groups and harness the power of shared experience to help build confidence and self-esteem. For more information about these Workshops please click here or pop into the DNH Shop.

There is always someone available to talk to. As well as supporting those experiencing domestic abuse, the DNH Shop has become a hub for the local Sprowston community with customers of all ages regularly popping in to buy items, or just for a chat.

Shop Opening Hours (with effect from 15 June 2020)
09:00 – 15:00 Monday
09:00 – 15:00 Tuesday
09:00 – 15:00 Wednesday
09:00 – 15:00 Thursday
09:00 – 15:00 Friday
10:00 – 15:00 Saturday
** Please note we will be operating slightly differently as we follow the government’s social distancing and hygiene guidelines **

Dawn’s New Horizon Partners
Aspire Hair Salon providing free haircuts
Pause Reflect Grow providing free coaching and counselling
Reedsafe providing electrical P.A.T. testing
M Crane Security providing CCTV for the DNH Shop

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