Welcome to Women's Aid
Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey
Women’s Aid ABCLN provides confidential support, information and accommodation for women and children who are affected by domestic abuse in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.
We are working to end domestic abuse.
Are You Affected by Domestic Abuse?
- Domestic abuse can include threatening, controlling, coercive behaviour, violence or abuse.
- Domestic abuse can be psychological, virtual, physical, verbal, sexual, financial or emotional.
- Domestic abuse can happen to anyone irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any form of disability.
- Domestic abuse can be inflicted on a women and her children by a current or former intimate partner or family member.
How We Can Help
Support for Women and Children Women’s Aid ABCLN is following Public Health Agency guidelines on Coronavirus (Covid-19). Our priority is to keep everyone safe, and support women and children affected by domestic abuse. Although our offices are closed to the general public, staff are available in your local area to provide information, support and guidance by telephone across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. If you are affected by domestic abuse you can call 028 25 632136 Monday to Friday 9am— 5pm or Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414 evenings and weekends.Read more
We know Home is not always a Safe Place. If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can take steps to keep you and your children safe. Always keep your mobile phone with you. Make sure it is charged and you have credit if you need to call for help. Save important telephone numbers on your phone, so that you can access them easily in an emergency . Think about where you can go if you don’t feel safe Are there family, friends or neighbours near-by that you can trust? Talk to family, friends or a trusted colleague, if you can. Have a code word you can use to alert family or friends if you need help, to come and get you or call the police. Reassure you children, and identify a safe place for them. Be prepared to leave the house in an emergency. If you feel threatened move to a room with easy access to an exit, NOT a kitchen. Keep your car keys, money and bank cards in a place where you can grab them easily. If you can, bring your passport and other important documents with you. Don’t forget medicines and any personal items you value. In an emergency do not hesitate to call 999.Read more