We provide safe space for women and children

We provide a safe and secure space for any person who is a victim or at risk of domestic abuse and harassment.

If you have questions or concerns about your safety or wellbeing, we can provide confidential and safe support and guidance.

  • What we do

    We provide support, advice and refuge for women and young people at risk of domestic abuse

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  • How we help

    We provide a range of support to people in potentially dangerous situations.

    Our services
  • Info for Young People

    Useful info for anyone who has questions or concerns about domestic violence

    Info for young people
  • Contact us

    If you have any questions or think you need support please get in touch

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About us

We actively seek to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation as defined in the Equality Act 2010 on the grounds of: religion, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, or disability.

We work to ensure that staff, visitors and service users feel safe, welcomed, valued, included and respected.

What we do

  • Outreach work – work with women who come to MDWA for support, who may remain in their own home, or have not been admitted to refuge yet.
  • Follow on work – this service enables women, children and young people to receive support once they have been re-housed into their new community
  • Training, development and awareness raising – MDWA strives to raise awareness, locally and nationally, on the effects of domestic abuse on women, children and young people, including talks to community groups.
  • The organisation also promotes personal development of its members and service users.
  • Refuge accommodation
  • Individual support and group support.


We understand that getting help is a big decision and we’re here to support you any way we can.

At Motherwell & District Women’s Aid (MDWA) we:

  • Offer you confidential support and advice
  • Answer your questions honestly
  • Give you all the information you need
  • Give you advice on how you and your children can stay safe
  • Provide temporary accommodation if you’re unable to stay in your home
  • Provide you with help and support for a better future
  • Whatever kind of abuse you’re being subjected to, you don’t need to put up with it.
  • Don’t worry – we will never judge you and you can talk to us freely and confidentially.

Remember, as well as MDWA, the law can protect you.

To access any of our services call 01698 321000