A refuge is a place where women and children who want to escape domestic abuse can stay. It is a place where women can have time and space to make decisions free from fear and pressure. Clydebank Women's Aid work to provide safe refuge to women, children and young people.
Our refuge is an ordinary house or flat, it is not a hostel, and all women and children living in Women's Aid refuges have also experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.
You can contact us directly if you need refuge or want to discuss refuge. Sometimes women are referred to Women's Aid by a range of agencies such as the police, social work, their GP etc.
About our refuge:
CWA is committed to ensuring our refuge is as welcoming and accessible as possible.
Our refuge consists of communally shared flats - each flat has a family sized bedroom which will be shared if you have children under the age of 16, with shared living/kitchen facilities.
Living and kitchen facilities will be shared with 2 other women/families.
Each flat has 3 bedrooms, two bathroom/shower rooms and 1 kitchen/living space
If you have children over the age of 16 years old then options will be discussed.
There is a secure door entry system but you will have your own key so you can come and go as you please.
Unfortunately our accommodation has no wheelchair access at present; however, if you require wheelchair access we will look for suitable refuge or temporary accommodation for you. Our office base is accessible to people who use wheelchairs.
Workers are available during office hours to offer support and information and we also have an on-call service which operates 24 hours a day so refuge residents can always contact a worker in an emergency.
One-to-one play sessions and support sessions are also available for children and young people who live in refuge and these will take place in the playroom.
If you chose to access our refuge there will be some forms to fill in and workers are available to support you with this. Women are also offered individual times for support.
Some women only stay in refuge a few days, others stay for a longer period of time while they wait for legal orders, or to be re-housed.
For further information and support call 0141 952 8118