AWRC is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, which has been providing services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse, for almost 40 years.
Our approach to supporting women is holistic and person centred. At AWRC, we use our understanding of women's issues to provide practical and emotional support, ensuring that women are able to make informed choices about their future. Our services include the professional provision of advice, information to survivors of domestic abuse, to support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice. Our project works closely with local, statutory and non-statutory bodies, aims to deliver measurable outcomes and create best practice serving the needs of BME communities whilst working with them to eradicate violence against women.
We provide support in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bengali, Bangla, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Hinko, Italian, Konkani, Kurdish, Marathi, Pashto, Patwari, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu. Our service ensures cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and listening time in a safe, non-judgemental environment. We have an open-door policy to all women in need, from all ethnicity and backgrounds.
This year the AWRC is celebrating 40 years of service, 40 years of providing life-saving support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse, forced marriages, honour based and faith-based abuse.