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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 (click to expand)

View our history from the 1990's (click to expand)

View our history from the 1980's (click to expand)

View our history from the 1970's (click to expand)

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