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DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT FOR MIGRANT & ETHNIC MINORITY WOMEN


Domestic abuse affects all women irrespective of their ethnic group. But we know from the work of our specialist Migrant & Ethnic Minority Outreach Worker, that women from some communities can experience domestic abuse in different ways and some migrant women may face additional barriers to accessing support services, such as their immigration status.


We support women living in Hertfordshire who are aged 18 years and over. Please contact our specialist outreach worker Martha if for support and advice about any of the following:

 

 

How we can help


We have a dedicated outreach worker who specialises in supporting migrant and ethnic minority women, and we support all women,  including asylum seekers, refugees and those without recourse to any public funding. 


The support we offer may include:


•Long term counselling to help with overcoming the mental health trauma of abuse

Personal Development Courses and My Life Domestic Abuse Awareness Programmes

ESOL courses for migrants whose first language is not English, to help improve English language skills, enabling independence and access employment and other support services
Employability courses or IT courses, some which are accredited, which will build skills necessary to gain employment and to achieve financial independence, and which are essential to modern life.
•Support & advice to help with access to additional services 
Legal advice appointments with local solicitors to support with legal issues relating to finances, children, marriage, non-molestation orders, occupation orders, immigration status, and so on.

•Destitute Domestic Violence (DDV) applications. 

 

To contact our specialist Migrant & Ethnic Minority Outreach worker please email Martha, call or WhatsApp her on 07999 772 123. 

 

Also see here for more information about our domestic abuse support services.

My doctor told me about the Watford Women’s Centre. At first I was scared to go there but when I did I was met at the door by woman with a big smile on her face. I felt relieved after we’d chatted for a while, and she told me about how WWC can help me. I started going to the Centre often where I feel safe, it’s like my second house, they are all are very friendly and loving. I met with some other women there and we are now friends. With the help of all the staff I'm now confident, with more to say. I can never stop thanking WWC and for being the woman I am today.


Migrant Domestic Abuse Support Service News

 

Book your place on the 3-session workshop in November. See our Education pages for My Life course and booking information, and for other courses which may support your personal development see our current timetable.