HISTORY

Warrington Women’s Aid was founded in 1976 by a group of local women who were concerned about domestic abuse, its impact of women and children and where they could go if they had to leave home due to violence.
 

The group, know as Warrington and District Battered Wives Association began by negotiating with Warrington Council for the allocation of a council property where families could be housed and supported
 

Warrington Housing Department was unable to offer such a property due to local policy at the time
 

During this time the group became Warrington Women’s Aid and a registered charity
 

After two years of fundraising they purchased and renovated a property in Warrington, which became the first refuge/hostel for battered wives, opening in 1978, it could house three women and up to four children

 

 

 

 

This year, 2018, we are celebrating 40 years of providing accommodation, support and advice to women and children escaping domestic abuse.
 

Our services have grown to include support for male victims, specialist support for children and our accommodation can house 13 women and up to 19 children
 

HERSTORY

40 years pass...

Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline.  Run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge:

0808 2000 247

Direct telephone number 9-5 Monday - Friday

01925 417138

Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity no. 1137038

and as a Company Limited by Guarantee no. 7211746

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