Southampton Women's Aid is a small charity making a big difference in Southampton.
Our aim is to empower women, children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence & abuse to live independent lives free from fear and abuse.
We offer expert help and support to women through 1 to 1 advice and group activities including specialist education programmes, as well as peer support groups –we can assist from early warning signs of domestic violence to recovery & repair after abuse ends.
How we can help you
1 to 1 advice
By telephone or sign-posting to other local advocacy services
Pattern Changing courses
Group activity designed to empower women to build self-confidence and to recover from the impact of abuse. Additional courses for young people (16-25 years) and women who have experience of substance misuse
Safe. Talk. Thrive.
Group activities in primary schools for children exposed to parental domestic violence and abuse, and group work for their parent called You and Me Mum
Sure Start Special
Small group activities for 3 to 5 years olds in pre-school or Reception year, and their mother/carer
Employability and Lasting Change
Building confidence of survivors to increase their income and achieve sustainable, financial control through training, education and work
Polish Ambassadors project
Supporting women from polish and EU communities
Peer Support Group
Regular meeting of women for mutual support, with enjoyable activities
Giving a little, matters a lot
A big part of our funding depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses who donate to SWA as a one-off or on a regular basis.
This year we are particularly encouraging small but regular giving – from £5 to £25 per month for individuals.
A small regular payment is the most effective way to donate as it helps us to plan ahead for key services with the knowledge we have your recurring funds to help.
Your donations matter a lot – to our charity and to the women and children who benefit from our services and support
Every penny goes towards helping an adult, child or young person to be safe from the harm and fear of domestic abuse and to move-on from the often, long-term impact of living with abuse.
“What they are doing is brilliant and so life changing for many women. The team is brilliant and so supportive. I will miss them all.”
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