How we can help
Memorise or make a list of emergency telephone numbers of people you trust and who can help you in an emergency, including the police exchange number 101 and the Women’s Aid Helpline number 0808 802 1414. Put together a plan in case you need to leave in a hurry: Try to save some money for bus or taxi fares Have an extra set of keys for your house/car Store important papers e.g. birth certificates, passports, medical cards etc in a safe place Take enough clothes for you and your children, as well as the children’s favourite toys Keep a note of the family’s essential medicines Know where you want to go Try to leave with all the children Trust your instincts (gut feelings) If you think you are in immediate danger, you probably are. Leave as soon as possible and go to a safe place.Read more
Welcome to Women's Aid
Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey
Welcome to Women's Aid ABCL&N which is dedicated to providing refuge, support, information, training and development opportunities to women and children who are suffering abuse within the home. We work with a range of voluntary and statutory agencies and senior decision makers to raise the profile of domestic violence.Read more about us
Management and Governance
The organisation is governed by a voluntary Management Board which is responsible for strategic planning and decision making, financial governance and probity and has employment responsibility for all staff.
To support our work we provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the organisation which are openly advertised through a diverse range of media outlets.
All volunteers complete mandatory training, are subject to a six month probationary period and complete a comprehensive induction process. Volunteers appointed to the Management Board receive specialist training to assist them to fulfill their roles in relation to governance of the organisation. Members of the Management Board are proposed at the Annual General Meeting. Office bearers are elected at the first Management Board meeting following the annual general meeting.Read more