Make It Better Campaign

9 March, 2012
Help us to raise £200,000 this year to maintain our services supporting children & young people affected by domestic violence.
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey are embarking on a significant fundraising campaign to fulfil their vision for children and young people affected by violence in their homes.  They are hoping to encourage the community to support their fundraising campaign to maintain the Cornerstone Centre and the dedicated staff team to deliver these vital services.
Through our work we are continually faced with the innocent victims of domestic abuse – children and young people who suffer many detrimental experiences.   
In 2010/11 more than 100,000 children and young people across Northern Ireland were affected by domestic violence; 1,077 women and 854 children were accommodated in refuges and 2,938 women and 3,617 children supported to remain in their home in the community.
In that same period Women’s Aid ABCLN supported over 2,147 young people experiencing domestic violence by providing practical and emotional support, individual and group work programmes and most importantly a safe place to address issues free from violence, abuse and threat.
Young people living with domestic violence are living in crisis. Constant change, disruption and violence in a young person’s life can make school a real challenge and diminish their ability to engage in education. 
Women’s Aid ABCLN has identified that domestic violence impacts on the development and learning of over 80% of young people accessing its services. 
How you can support the Make It Better campaign;
Payroll Giving is a valuable, long term source of revenue, providing regular income to help us plan ahead more effectively.