Sandwell Women's Aid

Sandwell Women's Aid

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Sandwell Women's Aid

Sandwell Women’s Aid provides a range of services for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual abuse. Current services include 2 refuges, including one specialist BME service for Asian women, in addition to this the organisation also operates an Independent Domestic Violence Service. In recent years the organisation has developed a specialist support service for victims of rape and sexual violence. From this specialist project we have responded to identified needs and created a specialist counselling service, services for men and a Polish Sexual Violence helpline. We focus our prevention work on young people and have run a number of healthy relationship and empowerment groups in local primary/secondary schools and children’s centres. We also act as a local and national advisory and lobbying organisation around issues of domestic and sexual violence. We aim to improve the capacity of other organisations and strategic bodies to improve services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Founded 1986