Dumbarton District Women’s Aid (DDWA) is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or at risk of domestic abuse. The abuse may be from a partner, ex-partner or someone they are living with. Services provided are:
- Refuge Accommodation
- Follow-on resettlement support
- Outreach/Drop-in Service
- Children & Young People’s servicesare provided to children and young people in their own right, mirroring those provided to their mothers. Children’s support workers work with children and young people in refuge and when they move into their new home and also provide an outreach service to children and young people in the community.
Across all of our service areas women, children and young people have access to a broad range of information, emotional and practical support, as well as direct advocacy with other agencies or service providers. The information and support received is person centred and based on individual needs and abilities. Overall, women who experience domestic abuse receive support with a variety of complex issues; they need help understanding the causes and consequences of domestic abuse and talking to someone who understands their situation as well as support with implementing a safety plan and getting information about benefits, healthcare and education. Whatever the circumstances women, children and young people can access information and support through face-to-face contact (drop-in and appointments) and telephone.
- For further information and support call: 01389 751036
- For emergency accommodation out of hours in West Dunbartonshire phone: 08001971004
- To speak to someone out of hours phone Scottish Domestic Abuse helpline on: 08000271234