Louise Murphy, who has been supported by Women Out West now works as Personal Assistant to Rachel Holliday (CEO) and is able to offer hope to others. She still suffers from the trauma she has experienced, but offers hope to others as she now knows she can have less of the “bad days and more good days”. She talks to ITV Border about her experiences of domestic violence, why it can be so difficult to identify what is happening, how there is no set “type” of perpetrator, the stigma that surrounds it and how she has moved her life on …
Here is the Women Out West December Newsletter. You can flick through it below or view by clicking here. If you would prefer to view or download a copy in PDF please follow this link. We have added the relevant links in to both formats. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We are so grateful to everyone of you who has worked, fundraised, volunteered and so much more through a challenging year for all in this time of Covid. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for 2021. Rachel and #TeamWoW xx
“We have seen women flee extraordinary circumstances with literally the clothes they stand up in. The grab bags are a life-line to the women in need”
It’s a sad fact that during the full lockdown, and in these increasingly challenging Covid times, we are seeing an increase in domestic violence and the need for our services as well as those of our partner agencies. Just this week we have again seen a rise in referrals, and we handed out our last Grab Bag on Friday to a woman who was fleeing from domestic violence.
It takes less than 2 minutes for us to show you how we support a woman who is fleeing domestic violence. It can mean the difference between desperation and a little hope and comfort. Along with our professional support, and our collaboration and signposting with partner agencies, we make sure no one is alone at this most challenging time.
After 2 years of chaos, I can honestly say this article has really helped me understand and finally put to rest our toxic so-called relationship, to leave it in the past and put it down to another lesson learnt. I really do wish I had cut all contact so long ago, its like I knew I was being bullied and people around me were telling me so, but it can only come from you, finally seeing the “light”.
We would love to see you at one of our activities happening between Monday 28th October and Friday 1st November! We have arts and crafts on Tuesday 29th October from 1-3pm, you are welcome to bring your own project or just turn up and use our paints, pens, wool, etc. The Freedom Project are coming to WOW on Wednesday 30th October 1-3pm to deliver a free awareness session on domestic abuse and the work they do. All are welcome to these activities, just turn up and spread the word. If you have any questions you can call 01946 550103 or …