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PTAWA Material Girls 5th Annual Fashion Show

Wow! The Material Girls are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Fashion Show!! We would like invite you to celebrate with us on October 26th 7-10pm @ Blanco’s Port Talbot. To buy tickets for this event please call 01639 894864 or access our Local Giving site on […]

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A poem about the Freedom Programme from a service user

A poem about the Freedom Programme from a service user

My thoughts on the Freedom Programme and Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid. The day my life changed completely, The day I walked away The time I felt so lost, But reached out to Port Talbot and Afan Women’ss Aid. My story was told, My past looked […]

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Material Girls Volunteer Success Story

Material Girls Volunteer Success Story

Material Girls Volunteer Success Story Heather has been such a passionate and dedicated Material Girls volunteer throughout 2014 – 16. Heather happily shared her skills in textiles, design and graphics with other volunteers to empower them with new skills and confidence. Although in full time employment, Heather […]

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“I found a way out, thanks to Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid”

“I found a way out, thanks to Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid”

“I found a way out, thanks to Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid” “I first started volunteering for Material Girls in October 2016. I had left my husband of many years and moved to Port Talbot to be with my family, in hope of a happier life. However, […]

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Emergency Services Family Fun Day Success

Emergency Services Family Fun Day Success The Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop – Neath Port Talbot offers free advice, information and support from a range of agencies under one roof to help anybody who is, or has been affected by domestic abuse. On Saturday 24th June the […]

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A letter to the next Freedom Programme Group

A letter to the next Freedom Programme Group

A letter to the next Freedom Programme Group   The Freedom Programme is a Domestic Abuse programme which was created by Pat Craven who evolved it from her knowledge gained by working with perpetrators of domestic violence. The Programme was primarily designed for women as victims of […]

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Part 1: A Poem from a Service User

Part 1: A Poem from a Service User

A poem I wrote inspired by Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid.   It was the moment I looked at myself, my children and my home. The moment I thought of many things, whilst laying in bed alone. My family, my friends, my future, it all depends […]

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New Children and Parenting Support Officer

New Children and Parenting Support Officer

We have recently been awarded funding for a new Children and Young People’s Service. Funding from the Henry Smith Foundation has enabled us to run a new 3 year project. This project nurtures and supports the recovery of Children and Young People who have experienced Domestic Abuse. […]

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25th Anniversary Family Fun Day

25th Anniversary Family Fun Day

25th Anniversary of Providing Safe Housing for Women and Children On Friday 2nd June 2017 Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid’s staff, volunteers and service users hosted a family fun day down Aberavon seafront to mark our 25th Anniversary  of providing safe housing for Women and Children in […]

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Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid saved my life

Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid saved my life

Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid saved my life “I hadn’t slept properly for two years before moving into the refuge. It felt like a massive weight had lifted from my shoulders and I finally felt safe. I no longer had to tread on egg shells in […]

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