What we do and why
We’re a charity working with women, children and teens who have been affected by domestic abuse
We cover Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe. We run a wide range of services including the 24 hour Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Freephone Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline. This is where you can speak to one of our specialist trained female support workers 365 days a year.
We’ve been doing this for almost 40 years and we’re passionate about helping anyone affected by domestic abuse women and their children to stay as safe as possible and to recover from the harm of domestic abuse.
- Crisis support and drop ins
- Ongoing one to one support
- Refuge accommodation (BMER and Dispersed Refuge service)
- 12 week healthy relationship programmes (The Freedom Programme)
- Therapeutic groups for mums and children
- One to one support for teenagers
- Foster care for family pets
A bit about us
We run a wide range of services including the 24 hour Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Freephone Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline.
This year marks 40 years of Empowering women and children to live free from abuse.
In June 2019 we changed our name from WAIS (Women’s Aid Integrated Services) to JUNO Women's Aid.
In the last 12 months ... we’ve worked with 5,080 women...612 children and young people fostered 69 pets and taken 10,371 calls on our Helpline
At any one time we're supporting 500-600 women and children in Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire.
Without WAIS I would still be panicky and scared I would not have the knowledge of how to cope or know who to speak to.
Did you know:
One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime.
Every minute one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police.
Two women per week on average are killed by a male partner or former partner. Nearly half of all female murder victims are killed by a partner or ex-partner.
The Foreign Office gets 250 reports of forced marriage a year.
Source: Amnesty International UK