We provide free and confidential support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is a fundamental violation of human rights that crosses all social boundaries and is committed by all types of men from all walks of life. Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, financial and/or emotional. Violence and rape is a crime, but among survivors of abuse it is commonly agreed that emotional abuse leaves the deepest wounds and is also the most difficult to see and understand. It is often domination by fear, hidden threats, isolation, humiliation, blame and the destruction of self-esteem.
If you want to talk in confidence with one of our support workers, please phone or Email us and we’ll arrange a mutually suitable time and location to meet.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic Abuse is where one partner or ex partner controls and dominates the other and where there is a power imbalance within the relationship.
How do we support women?
Find out how Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid supports women on a one off or ongoing basis
Children & Young People
For a child or young person who has domestic abuse in their family it can be a very upsetting and confusing time. At Women’s Aid we have children and young people support workers who can support you through this difficult time.
What we can do to support Children and Young People?
Even though we are called Women’s Aid we recognise that children and young people, both girls and boys, can also experience the effects of domestic abuse.
Women’s support workers can offer you practical and emotional support, give you support and provide you with information on subjects such as personal safety, housing, benefits and legal issues. They provide this support on an outreach basis and within the refuge.
Children and young people’s support workers support children and young people in a range of different ways including offering help, support and information specifically for them.
We have temporary accommodation for women and children who are affected by domestic abuse and need a safe, supportive place to stay, where they can get access to support and information.