TWA no longer manage the refuge services within Taunton
Please contact: www.womensaid.org.uk or www.bcha.org.uk
Support for Women and Children fleeing Domestic Abuse
Taunton Women’s Aid is an independent registered charity which provides support for women & children affected by domestic abuse. This includes supporting & enabling women & families to develop the skills & awareness to help them recover from their experiences of domestic abuse, building confidence & self-esteem & learning about "healthy" relationships & friendships.
Taunton Women’s Aid also provides education & preventative work with children & young people, in both informal & formal settings to help individuals learn how to have positive & successful relationships with others.
We are also developing & supporting awareness raising of domestic abuse in the local community, including different cultural & faith groups.
Support for Children & Families
Taunton Women’s Aid continue to provide services for children & young people at the Taunton refuge, in partnership with Bournemouth Churches Housing Association, to support individuals to recover from having experienced & witnessed violence & abuse.
This includes providing specialist therapeutic play sessions & activities, developing individuals self esteem & confidence & learning ways to manage anger.
Taunton Women’s Aid also provide support to women to develop appropriate parenting, including setting boundaries & routines, healthy eating & access appropriate local nursery & school education.