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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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A Poem from a Service User

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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Sign up to Free Self Improvement Workshops

Sign up to Free Self Improvement Workshops

Free Self Improvement Workshops We understand that there are lots of people who WANT to work but are not quite ‘work’ ready. Through our MAKING FUTURES project, we are holding practical self-improvement workshops in June to help encourage people to take the leap forward. We have designed 2 […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 8th – 14th May 2017 was Mental Health Awareness Week. Domestic abuse can have an enormous effect on your mental health. Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid work in partnership with local organisations, such as Mind Neath Port Talbot, to support women with mental health […]

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Sign up to our ‘Bring a bag to work’ Campaign

Sign up to our ‘Bring a bag to work’ Campaign

Sign up to our ‘Bring a Bag to Work’ Campaign Our Social Enterprise, Material Girls, are reaching out to large local organisations for their staff to bring a bag of clothing, shoes and accessories to work to donate to our charity. Thank you to all the staff […]

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