1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse. (Council of Europe, 2002)
Domestic abuse is a repetitive cycle of behaviour providing your abuser with power and control over you. If you are being abused it is important to remember it is not your fault and you are not alone.
If you are experiencing abuse or want to help someone you care about, we are here to help you with advice and support.
We empower women to escape abusive situations and rebuild their lives. Our services are open to you whatever your gender, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity. We will do everything we can to help or signpost you to other specialist services through our partner organisations.
We strive to increase public awareness of domestic abuse and build a world where violence against women and girls is not tolerated. We do this by providing information and support to survivors, training professionals and providing emergency accommodation for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
In 1975 Greenwich Women’s Aid was established by a group of local, concerned and committed women.
In 2009 the organisation joined Housing for Women. In 2013 we re-launched as Greenwich DVA Services and expanded our helpline services to support as many women from across London as possible.