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About Black Country Women’s Aid

Black Country Women’s Aid (formerly known as Sandwell Women’s Aid) is an independent charity which has supported survivors of abuse and exploitation in the West Midlands for 30 years.

Our sensitive and holistic support helps over 8000 victims of abuse each year to escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives. We believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. We listen, we support, we care.

BCWA won Investors in People’s One to Watch Award and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year in 2015. BCWA was nominated for a Human Trafficking Foundation Award in 2017 for our outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery.

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What we do

Our diverse range of services include: domestic abuse refuge and community support; rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support; forced marriage and honour based violence support; children and young people’s services; therapeutic services; and support for female offenders and women with complex needs.

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BCWA Locations

BCWA offers a range of services for survivors of abuse in the West Midlands. These are based in our four welcoming Cedar Centres across the region. Please click the links below to find out about services in your area.

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Our team

BCWA’s services are headed up by a management team with a diverse range of skills and experience, working together to ensure that victims of abuse get the best support.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports are our chance to look back and review our year – celebrating stories of survival from people we have supported and our achievements working with partners and funders.

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