Supporting women, children & young people

Creating a safe place for women, children & young people

Support Services

Women, Children & Young People

Support Services

Refuge Accommodation

Support Services

Therapeutic Counselling

Our Mission Statement

Supporting and keeping women, children, young people and families SAFE in our community

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO is a charitable organisation established in 1985.

We provide information and advice on domestic abuse, rape and sexual abuse, serving communities across Inverclyde, from Wemyss Bay to Kilmacolm.

All advice is FREE and in confidence
Self Contained Safe Accommodation
Our services list

Inverclyde Women's Aid Services

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation established in 1985 and a registered charity in Scotland. Our aim is to provide support to women, children and young people.


Refuge Accommodation

Housing Support Staff provide trauma informed person centred services.

New Attitudes Project

Offers one-one support to young people to identify and manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Rape and Sexual Abuse

A confidential and specialist service for women and girls who have experienced rape and/or sexual abuse.

Therapeutic Counsellor

Therapy for women who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse at any point in their lives.

Outreach Support

Providing outreach support to women, children and families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Children/Young People

Supporting children and young people in schools and living in Inverclyde who have been affected by adverse experiences.

Why choose Inverclyde Women's Aid

How can Inverclyde Women’s Aid help you?

Domestic Abuse Helpline

01475 888505

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is operated by a trained team of friendly, therapeutic workers who will listen, support, provide information and advice. You can always call in confidence. After 4.30pm, your call is transferred to Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline which is open until 9.30am.


Women's Aid run various projects within the local community, raising awareness of our services and the support that is available to women, children and young people.

We help Children and Young People

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse please contact us.


Inverclyde Women's Aid Success Stories

Read a few success stories about how we have supported women, children and young people.


“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” 

“Please know that you can get out and it will not always be an easy road, and it will be lonely at times. But it only gets better, life is too beautiful to live it trapped and abused and hiding under the shame of it all.” 

“Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” 

“Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave even if you stumble a little on your way out the door.” 

“I survived the abuse and survived the recovery, could not have done it without the help and support from Inverclyde Women’s Aid Team.”

“When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. Inverclyde women’s aid saved me and my children.”

“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because I got help and support from Inverclyde Women’s Aid and realised no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim and have moved on with my life, and I am happy.” 

“Mum said be strong and you will get through it, there are people out there who can help.”

“I always found someone to talk to but when we left and got to Inverclyde Women’s Aid, I was so happy mum was laughing and not crying all the time.” 

“When I came to the refuge everyone was nice and I felt comfortable and safe.” 

“I am a lot happier in refuge, I met some pals, and we go to the same school you always need a pal.” 

“I am very proud of how we mended the hole in our family by leaving and getting another home without Dad.” 

“I did not want to leave my home or change my school as I was doing my exams and was embarrassed but glad, I did go because we got a better house and I had my own room, don’t see Dad my choice.” 

“I did not want to leave my home or change my school as I was doing my exams and was embarrassed but glad, I did go because we got a better house and I had my own room, don’t see Dad my choice.”