Black Country Women’s Aid News

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Book now for our stalking conference on 26th May 2022

Events

Posted: 29th April 2022

The West Midlands Stalking Support Service presents an essential conference for 2022: Stalking: Centering victims in tackling perpetrators Thursday 26th May 9.30am – 4.30pm Join us in-person or online: To book for our in-person conference at Birmingham City University, Curzon Building,…

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Pocket-sized Christmas: help us bring festive cheer to women and children in refuge!

BCWA

Posted: 9th December 2021

Please support our pocket-sized Christmas! Each year we are always blown away by the generosity and kindness of everyone who donates gifts, vouchers, food and clothes to support survivors or domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery. This year we…

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International Volunteer’s Day 2021

BCWA

Posted: 9th December 2021

I came to women’s aid in 2019, I had left an abusive relationship with my children and was directed to women’s aid for help. When I first came to women’s aid, I had no idea that my relationship was abusive….

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Ask Marc: New abuse support service for men launches on International Men’s Day

Events

Posted: 22nd November 2021

On International Men’s Day, Friday 19th November 2021, we were proud to launch Ask Marc, our new support service for men in the Black Country affected by interpersonal violence. Ask Marc will offer men living In the Black Country specialist…

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Adventure therapy for children and young people

Fundraising

Posted: 27th September 2021

Earlier this year, we put out a call to help us fundraise for nature therapy sessions for children and young people accessing our service. We wanted to take them on an outward-bound adventure as part of our trauma informed interventions,…

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New funding for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Services

Posted: 17th September 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Justice’s Male Rape Support Fund to provide additional support to men and boys who have experienced rape and sexual abuse. This funding will enable us…

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Launch of our safe-house for survivors of modern slavery

BCWA

Posted: 8th September 2021

Today Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) launched a brand new space for women who have escaped modern slavery in the UK. The specialist refuge features 12 safe, welcoming flats and a new reception centre for women rescued from modern slavery….

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Go Purple 2021: Help make a house a home

Fundraising

Posted: 20th August 2021

Held in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Go Purple is an appeal where we encourage all members of the community to get involved. Whether you do a sponsored walk, a purple clothes day at work, bake and sell cupcakes,…

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BCWA awarded specialist funding for to support young, disabled and male victims

BCWA

Posted: 5th August 2021

We are pleased to announce that Black Country Women’s Aid has been granted funding from the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to offer specialist support for young victims, disabled victims, and male victims of domestic abuse…

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#VolunteersWeek – A Volunteer’s Poem

Volunteering

Posted: 28th May 2021

Reflections of a survivor who went onto volunteer at BCWA and support clients doing the Freedom Program;   As I sit in this room listening to women share their fears, telling their stories with many shed tears. I sit in…

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