Not all women experiencing domestic violence want to come to a refuge. Our Floating Support Team can give support and advice while you are still living at home.
Floating Support workers will visit you in your own home or in another suitable place in the community. The workers can support you by providing someone to talk to, access to counselling, information about your legal rights, legal protection and safety planning, support at court, access to personal development and educational training, guidance on what other agencies offer, and provide details of an interpreter service.
Older Women’s Project.
Our Older Women’s Project will provide specialised support for women who need it.
Family First Project
The Family First Project works in partnership with Women’s Aid and the NHSCT Family Intervention teams across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. The project supports mothers and children who have experienced (or currently experience) domestic violence, at the earliest possible opportunity thereby reducing risk, minimizing further harm, preventing separation (resulting from children being taken into care) and strengthening family relationships.
The project is working very successfully based on the joint partnership and coordinated response to the women and their children from Social workers and Women’s Aid staff that will promote very positive outcomes.
The Family First project employs a dedicated team of 8 support staff and is funded by Big Lottery Supporting Families.
One to One Support
Some women prefer to see one of our workers in the Resource Centre, to make an appointment for one to one support with an advice worker see local numbers below.
Support Groups and Personal Development Training
Support groups and personal development training provide a time for women to come together to share their experiences of domestic violence and explore new beginnings in a safe and respectful group setting. The groups can provide an opportunity for you to reduce your sense of feeling alone, increase your understanding of your experiences, and help bring about positive changes in your life.
Contact the Naomi Centre on 028 25632136 to find out more information about the training.
Contact a worker in your area if you require any further information:
- ANTRIM: 07718 982649
- BALLYMENA: 07759 928993
- CARRICKFERGUS: 07841 204541
- LARNE: 07845 445941
- NEWTOWNABBEY: 07841 204540 /07851 966517