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About Us

Monklands Women’s Aid provides specialist responsive domestic abuse services to women, children and young people who have been impacted by domestic abuse, who are at risk of experiencing domestic abuse or who are seeking to escape. We recognise the complex issues that exacerbate their needs; LGBT, BME, No Recourse to Public Funds, Alcohol/Drug dependencies, Mental Health, Socioeconomic disadvantages, Poverty, Disability (this list is not exhaustive). Our purpose is to provide person centred holistic services; underpinned by a feminist/gendered analysis of domestic abuse. Our core hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. Friday.  Out with these hours you can contact the Scotland Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriages helpline on 0800 027 1234

  • Grassroots – run by women for women
  • Feminist approach - Gender-Based methodology
  • Trauma Responsive
  • Affiliated to Scottish Women’s Aid

Our service activities/outputs as an organisation:

  • Womens Support Service
  • Children & Young Persons Services
  • Advocacy
  • Refuge
  • Housing Support Services
  • Group work
  • Crisis Support
  • One to One support
  • Outreach service
  • Follow-On - Resettlement Service
  • Basic Awareness Raising
  • Partnership/Multi Agency working
  • MARAC interactions/participations

We have been supporting women and children for over 40 years in Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Care Inspectorate excellence awards 


What makes us specialists

  • Domestic Abuse is our core focus
  • Integrated Frontline Services
  • Women’s Service
  • Children’s Service
  • Refuge (includes integrated supports)
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Multi-agency Partnership working (DSDAS, MARAC, Safe & Together)
  • Understanding of Intersectionality – compounding factors


Service focus/deliverables

Focus on identifying risk, improving safety and meeting needs

Work on behalf of WCYP

Drop in/Crisis



1:1 supports

  • Face to face, telephone, On-line ‘Chat
  • Court support
  • Legal Surgeries (regular basis)
  • Awareness raising (community, education, health etc)
  • Peer Support Group
  • Youth Group
  • Structured group work programmes for WGCYP – Own My Life course (women) & DAY Programme (youths)


Our worker workers have the right skills, knowledge and values to do their role and are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). To be on the register workers must already hold or be working towards a job specific qualification. The SSSC Codes of Practice set out the standards that workers and employers have to meet. If workers fail to meet these standards the SSSC can investigate their fitness to practise and if Monklands Women’s Aid fails to meet the Codes the Care Inspectorate can take action.



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© Monklands Women’s Aid 2016