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Cheshire Without Abuse

WELCOME TO CHESHIRE WITHOUT ABUSE

Cheshire Without Abuse (CWA) formerly known as Crewe Women's Aid was founded by the late Lily Jones in 1977 to provide temporary accommodation, advice and practical help to women and children escaping domestic abuse.
We offer a wide range of advice, support and information for anyone who is currently or has previously experienced domestic abuse as an adult or child. Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or ļ¬nancial abuse that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage, so-called 'honour' crimes and female genital mutilation. Domestic abuse may include a range of behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently 'violent'.

1 in 4 women experience domestic violence over their lifetimes, and between 6-10% of women suffer domestic violence in any given year.
(Council of Europe, 2002)

Cheshire Without Abuse (CWA) formerly known as Crewe Women's Aid was founded by the late Lily Jones in 1977 to provide temporary accommodation, advice and practical help to women and children escaping domestic abuse.

'In any one year, there are 13 million separate incidents of physical violence or threats of violence against women from partners or former partners.'
(Walby and Allen, 2004)


PROGRAMMES

About Cheshire Without Abuse

We know how hard it can be to rebuild your confidence following domestic abuse. To help people to move forwards, learn new skills and meet new people we offer a range of learning and personal development opportunities.

  • Recovery Programmes
  • Personal Development Programmes
  • Training Courses

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PERSONAL JOURNEYS

Success Stories

Everyone has a different journey. This section documents true stories of couples and families affected by domestic abuse, whilst protecting the identities of the individuals involved.

Read some of the stories of the women and children who have been supported by Cheshire Without Abuse.

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KEEPING SAFE

What can we do to help?

CWA aims to keep women and children safe from harm

follow our practical safety advice or call our 24/7 helpline for support with keeping safe

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