Everyone has the right to live free from violence and fear


We work together with and for women and children in Southampton who are experiencing or have had experience of living with domestic abuse.

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About Us

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.  

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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

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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.

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