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WMWomensAid RT @AVAproject: Some excellent myth busting tweets from @live_life_safe - marking the final day of National Stalking Awareness Week https:/…
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WMWomensAid Great partnership working with @Rooftop_Housing. We have been further developing the male victim support service t… https://t.co/FMIG4V8ozN
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WMWomensAid RT @live_life_safe: Advice to give to a victim of stalking or what to do if you are being stalked. Talk to someone, stalking thrives on sec…
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WMWomensAid We are nearing the end of having our own charity shop. Come down we are doing great deals!!! https://t.co/9R6gk6kMZF
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WMWomensAid RT @live_life_safe: Victims of stalking need practical advice but most importantly they need to be told 'No! it is not okay someone is doin…
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West Mercia Women's Aid (WMWA) is a voluntary sector organisation governed by a board of trustees.  It supports and empowers women and children affected by domestic abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.  Our work involves providing specialist services, developing strategic partnerships, educating society, and building an effective values-based organisation.Diversewomen

Our specialist services consist of a 24 hour helpline, refuge accommodation, community support services, signposting & referral to other services, training and awareness programmes and safety planning and court work. 

Funding is largely drawn from local authority service contracts, a number of national and local charitable trusts and organisational and individual donations.  

 

What is special about our approach?

West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) works from the principle that domestic abuse to women happens as a result of women’s unequal position in society, which creates an imbalance of power that can be exploited by abusive perpetrators. 

The ethos that follows from this is one of empowerment for each and every service user, whose needs are placed at the centre of our dedicated, specialist service.   Every woman and child is supported according to her individual needs and personal history and experiences.

We do not just provide services, we build confidence and self-esteem, and encourage an understanding of power relationships and how they work.  We help women and children to value themselves and to invest in their own development.   We also work to ‘create a society in which no woman or girl has to live in fear of violence’ (Theresa May in Home Office 2010), by campaigning, training other agencies and informing the general public.

What difference do we make?

In the past five years, WMWA has supported 8,200 women and 12,000 children affected by domestic abuse.  Our interventions enable women to leave behind the dangers and trauma of living with domestic abuse and violence and establish safe, productive and independent lives for themselves and their children.  Their courage and motivation is what inspires us daily in our work. 

WMWA staff teams comprise:

  • Domestic Abuse Support Workers (Adults)
  • Support Workers (Children & Young People)
  • Helpline Support Workers
  • Hostels Workers
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisors
  • Safeguarding Officers
  • Administration