Women’s Aid ABCLN provides confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children who are affected by domestic abuse.

We work across Antrim & Newtownabbey and Mid & East Antrim Borough Council areas with offices, staff teams and services for women and children in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.

Senior Management Team

Staff & Volunteers

Management Board Members

The Management Board is responsible for the overall direction of Women’s Aid ABCLN.

Current members:

  • Victoria McAuley
  • Anne McAllister
  • Jackie Fisher
  • Lindsay Harris
  • Norma Crothers
  • Lisa Harris
  • Claire Allen
  • Jenna Boyce
  • Janice Hagan

Women’s Aid ABCLN is a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

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.

The day-to-day management and operation of the activities are carried out by a staff team, led by the CEO and Management Team, who also report regularly to the Management Board. Operational volunteers contribute to the day to day activities of the charity and their contribution is invaluable to the charity meeting its aims and objectives.

Follow this link for more information on volunteering.

Annual Reports


Women’s Aid ABCLN is affiliated to Women’s Aid Federation NI which co-ordinates the Women’s Aid Forum that meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues affecting all Women’s Aid groups across Northern Ireland.