Welcome to Inverness Women’s Aid online

Inverness Women’s Aid has been supporting women, children & young people experiencing domestic abuse
in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey since 1978.

We believe in...
  • supporting our clients to become truly re-empowered and independent as survivors of domestic abuse
  • providing effective & innovative support based on a strong ethos which promotes equality and justice
  • treating women, children & young people with dignity and respect
  • listening to them without prejudice or judgement
  • working in partnership with other professionals to assist clients and to improve their safety

NEWS!!

AWARENESS RAISING CAMPAIGN 21st – 27th JANUARY 2019

We are running an exciting and challenging awareness raising campaign about domestic abuse from 21st to 27th January 2019. It will challenge people to consider the realities of domestic abuse and will be run via IWA’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), using the hashtag #challengedomesticabuse   The campaign highlights specific issues including the frequency of domestic abuse related calls to police, survivor’s experiences of the court system, children as “forgotten victims” of domestic abuse and the predominance of coercive control over physical violence.

Ness Bridge in Inverness will also be lit up in turquoise (IWA’s logo colours) to promote the campaign and this is part of the Light Up for Scotland initiative, supported by Highland Council Common Good Fund.

You can get involved by liking and sharing our social media posts! Facebook Instagram Twitter

 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A TREASURER TO JOIN OUR BOARD!
We’re looking for a women with a strong financial/ accountancy background to take on the role of Treasurer on Inverness Women’s Aid Board. This is a voluntary role and, due to the nature of our work, is open to women only. If you are interested, please email elaine@invernesswa.co.uk for further information.
DONATIONS
The generosity of our local supporters is a constant source of inspiration here at IWA and we are always hugely grateful for the donations made by members of the community.
From now on however, we will no longer be able to accept second hand clothing or toys. Instead we’d love to receive new, nearly new, unworn or tagged items of clothing. We’ve all made those impulse purchases and left them unworn in back of the wardrobe … so why not donate them to us! Call Elaine or Amy on 01463 220719 to arrange a donation.
END OF SERVICE SURVEY FOR IWA CLIENTS
If you have completed your support with Inverness Women’s Aid and would like to tell us how you felt about your support, click here for online survey.

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