Every year we see more than 300 women through our advice service and approximately 60 children.
1 in 5 women in Scotland experience domestic abuse at some point in her life. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional/psychological and Stirling and District Women's Aid are here to give to these women and children.
Stirling and District Women's Aid is a voluntary organisation which provides support to women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and to children from families where domestic abuse occurs. Stirling and District Women's Aid provides support, assistance and advocacy for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. It provides:
- Temporary accommodation for women with and without children
- Information and support for women in relation to domestic abuse
- Advocacy for women in relation to domestic abuse
- Support for children and young people aged 18 and under who are affected directly or indirectly by domestic abuse
Stirling and District Women's Aid has been in existence since 1976, beginning as part of Central Region Women's Aid then becoming an independent Scottish charity with its own constitution in 1977. Its first refuge accommodation for three families was opened in April 1977 and in the following year the organisation provided temporary accommodation for a total of 25 women and 50 children affected by domestic abuse. It now provides service for many more women and children in its custom built refuge.
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