CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, BUT FOR THE WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND FAMILIES WE SUPPORT, CHRISTMAS CAN BE A TIME OF ISOLATION, FEAR, AND ABUSE.
Over the Christmas period in December 2022, Cardiff Women’s Aid was in contact with 727 women, 101 children and young people and supported as well as receiving 69 referrals to refuge. All of whom were affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence and violence against women.
Like many this year, we have been affected by the cost of living crisis and the cost to keep our refuges warm has become a serious concern. With our energy bills more than doubled and our statutory funders unable to offer any help it’s a big worry, these increasing bills could have a knock on effect to the services we provide.
However with your support, you can help give Women, Children, and Young People a Warm &
Safe Christmas this year.