10 years of creating safety security and peace. You can help by donating to our 10 Years Stronger Appeal
Central women’s aid opened in the 1970s. In 2011 amidst cuts by government we briefly shut our doors. Charity workers insisted that the refuge should not be closed and managed to reopen in January 2012. Initially we worked as a voluntary group following support from local councillors. It’s been a rollercoaster 10 years securing different funding. We are now recognised as a specialist and partly commissioned service with a small team of part time workers.
Looking to the next 10 years!
This year we are celebrating the last 10 years! Our charity is thriving just like the families we support, we have accommodated 678 women and children over the past 10 years and 100s of others through community programmes and short term support services.
To celebrate we are launching our fundraising campaign ‘10 years stronger‘! All money that you donate will help families to escape abusive situations and rebuild lives free from fear. One person staying in refuge said: “I am very happy here for the first time in a long time and I feel safe with my child. I am glad I am not alone, the staff are helping me and my child.” We want to raise £10,000 from this campaign in order to help more families. We are are particularly focused on helping those who may find it more difficult to access support due to facing other additional barriers or disadvantages.
An amazing and emotional 10 years, with families from over 100 different counties in the UK being supported. We want to continue our work for as long as people are subjected to domestic abuse, you can help us to do this: Donate now to help more families escaping abuse
You can find out more about how to support our charity by getting in touch on email Support@centralwomensaid.org