Women’s Aid NI regional statistics for 2017-18

A YEAR IN NUMBERS

717 women & 485 children stayed in refuge. 258 women couldn’t access refuge as it was full.

6,385 women & 6,784 chilren accessed outreach support, allowing them to stay in their own homes.

Pregnant womens who accessed our support services:

Refuge: 43 women        Outreach: 161 women

10 babies were born to women in refuge.

26,457 calls managed by the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline.

Black & Minority Ethnic Women – 182 women stayed in refuge, 556 women received outreach support, 30 women from the Travelling community supported in refuge, 63 women & 50 children with no recourse to public funds supported in refuge.

Support at every stage of life – 16% of women in our services were over 55, 25% of women in our services were under 25.

Disability & Complex Needs – 389 women in refuge and 2,184 women in our outreach services identifed as having a disability or additional support needs.

Women’s Aid Annual Report 2017-18