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Own My Life - Own My Life We started a new Own My Life course last month. Own My Life is a 12-week in-person course to help women who have been subjected to abuse to regain ownership of their lives. Own My Life has… ...more
Poem - Beautiful poem, written by a young person in our service Self Actualisation Do we ever realise how miniscule we are? Not even the fact the earth is so big or our problems or our dreams I just find the life… ...more
Are you worried about someone you know? -   25/08/23 1 in 4 women in Scotland experience domestic abuse at some point during their lifetime. 80% of recorded incidents have a female victim with a male perpetrator. Based on domestic abuse statistics, it's likely that you will know… ...more
- 07/07/23 Royal Garden Party, training, events and future plans On Tuesday 4th July, our CEO Fiona and Service Manager Nicola attended the Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh. The weather could've been kinder but the rain… ...more
Saying Goodbye to Shame - 06/09/22 Saying goodbye to shame | Scottish Women's Aid (womensaid.scot) ...more
Awareness raising and Fundraising - 09/06/23 We are always grateful for support from our community and we aim to reach as many people as possible to raise awareness of our service and how we support women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Thanks to… ...more
Update - 19/05/23 A lot going on.... What a busy few weeks it's been. We've been out and about across Wigtownshire, raising awareness of our service and how we support women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. From attending Portpatrick Craft… ...more
International Women’s Day and more - 10/03/23 International Women's Day.....and more To celebrate International Women's Day we held a coffee morning, which was open to all. Staff members Denise and Jodie volunteered hours of their own time baking a huge selection of delicious goodies to ensure… ...more
Friday round up - 17/02/23 Friday round up Busy, busy, busy. That's the vibe around the office this week again. Our support staff have been out and about in the community supporting women, children and young people and the office has been busy with… ...more
Generous donation - 03/02/23 Thank you We were invited along to the Ryan Centre on Wednesday evening to receive a cheque donation from proceeds from Stranraer Santa Float. 29 local groups were presented with a cheque in support of the work they do,… ...more

Evaluation Feedback

Some feed back we have received

“They sat with me, they were there when I needed to cry, encouraged me and praised me. We did visual mind maps and made weekly goals. This was the encouragement I needed in this difficult time”


“I have gained self-worth, self-love and care because of the valuable job/service you provide”


“You were in our life a short time but made a big impact on our family. Thank you for giving me a safe place to call home and to raise my amazing children”


“I am enjoying the company of others at the Out of Hours groups because] “it is good to meet other people”


“Since I have come into refuge, I have got a lot more confidence. The staff have been a support to me and the children. I think Women’s Aid is a great service for families”


“giving me a place to feel safe and making my future look 100 times better than my past”


“safety, health, support, thriving and happiness”


“Will forever appreciate our time here”