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Domestic Abuse Helpline:
0800 027 1234 (24 hours)
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Supporting women
for over 40 years

History of Dundee Women's Aid


Dundee Women's Aid has been supporting women, children and young people who are experiencing Domestic Abuse for over 40 years.

View some of the notable events from our history below.

2015
Joint partnership between DWA and CAB. Debt Advice Worker in post.

New refuges acquired 4 self-contained flats for single women through Home Scotland.

Domestic abuse continues to have consequences far beyond individual incidents, impacting on the nation's health and economy. Its immediate impact on adult and child victims is devastating but just as debilitating are the longer-term physical and emotional effects. Children's capacity to learn, socialise and thrive can be significantly compromised if they are living in households with abuse. Importantly, research in the past 20 years has shown that the trauma experienced by children in such households can have severe and enduring physiological and psychological effects that limit their life chances and can lead to poor health and impaired well-being.

2013
WISH worker in post (Women's Information on Security and Housing) in partnership between Dundee City Council, Dundee Women's Aid, Barnardo's Scotland & Action for Children.

2012
Whole staff team moved into Enterprise House North Lindsey Street in November 2012. Shakti Support worker started

2011
A six month pilot of MARAC. (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing) which continues.

2010
Moved premises from Reform Street to Argyle Place Thomson Street. WSS team moved from R4 to Thomson Street.

Refuge 2 - in January 2010 roof collapsed and building subsequently condemned.


View our history from the 2000's




View our history from the 1990's




View our history from the 1980's




View our history from the 1970's



Dundee Women's Aid is a registered Charity No. SC006691
and a Company limited by Guarantee SCO124795
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Useful Contacts
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline
    0800 027 1234
  • DWA Support Line
    01382 207099
  • DWA CYP Team
    01382 220803
  • DWA Text Line
    0776 368 2105
  • Dundee Social Work
    01382 433960
  • Police Scotland
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