The charity of the month is Manchester Women’s Aid. This charity is focused on helping domestic abuse survivors by providing safe and confidential temporary accommodation, play services, advice and support, dedicated case workers and support groups. It was created in 2014 and it is currently the largest specialist provider of domestic abuse services in Manchester. I have done a lot of research into their work and what they are doing to help women and children fleeing domestic violence situations. It is lovely to see great charities like Manchester Women’s Aid working tirelessly to save vulnerable women in the city.
Manchester Women’s Aid Mission
- To promote the equality of women
- To protect women and their dependants through promoting the mental and physical health of such beneficiaries; advancing the education of such beneficiaries; relieving need, hardship and distress among such beneficiaries and advancing the education of the general public in relation to issues of women’s equality and domestic abuse.
Manchester Women’s Aid Refuge (Emerge)
The charity provides temporary emergency housing for domestic violence victims. It currently has five refuges across Manchester catering for up to 30 families in crisis. Many of the refuges offer full disabled access. The refuges are a mixture of self-contained units and communal homes. The charity also helps facilitate the move to a more permanent accommodation.
Manchester Women’s Aid also provides interpreters for women who do not speak English and they also assign a support worker to every woman who walks into their refuges.
I think this charity is amazing and I am glad to know these services are available to those who desperately need it. If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of domestic violence, please speak out and get help. There are many support services like Manchester Women’s Aid set up to help you get out of such toxic environments.
You can click here to donate to Manchester Women’s Aid. You can give as little or as much as you like – £10 could provide a welcome pack for a woman or family arriving at one of our refuges, with essential toiletries and other basics.