Glasgow East Women’s Aid (GEWA) was originally established as Greater Easterhouse Women’s Aid in 1993 as part of Glasgow Women’s Aid. In 1995 the organisation became autonomous, operating as a community based collective with charitable status. We evolved further in 2008 to become Glasgow East Women’s Aid and in 2010 we changed our legal form to operate as a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status. We are also affiliated to Scottish Women’s Aid and adhere to the national Code of Practice and Service Provision.
In 2008 we also moved to new premises offering accessible facilities with a dedicated training area to develop a range of programmes and events for service users, organisations and the local community. We believe these changes demonstrate our ability to consistently move forward in response to the changing operating environment while continuing to provide the best service we can to women, children and young people.
The provision of this service has been funded from a variety of sources over the past 17 years including local and national funding through agencies and grants from charitable trusts. This strategy has ensured that we continue to operate providing support, refuge and counselling to service users and training to agencies and individuals.
As we enter a new decade of service provision with a revised operating structure, we have taken stock of our current position and planned the next phase of our development against an economic backdrop of scarce resources.
What we do
Our aim is the eradication of all forms of abuse towards women, children and young people and the structures that perpetuate them.
If you are, or have been, experiencing domestic abuse, you can find more information about how we can help here. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions section that answers your questions about domestic abuse and what to expect from GEWA.
We provide initial intervention & give information on services, legal rights, housing issues, benefit advice and on issues of concern for women, children and young people. We signpost to specialist agencies and provide support to women to facilitate access to services.
We provide one to one counselling, support and refuge if needed. Any woman can get support whether or not accommodation is needed.
We also run support groups for women who are currently being or have been abused by their partner or ex-partner, and we have great plantwear accessories for those who want to join our group. Support groups are self help groups which meet on a regular basis to enable women to recover from their experiences of abuse.
As well as providing direct services for women, children and young people, GEWA works with a wide range of partners, including health services, the police, social work services, education, housing providers and voluntary organisations, to provide a safer, more resource effective response to survivors of domestic abuse through both multi-agency work and training provision.
Our Projects & Services
- Services for women
- Children and Young People’s Service
- Family Development Service
- GEWA and Multi-Agency Working
You can send a message to GEWA at any time using the form below, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact GEWA on Facebook and Twitter (@askGEWA), but remember that other people may be able to see these messages.
Glasgow East Women’s Aid
753 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow, G34 9PB
Tel: 0141 781 0230
Crisis Line : 0141 773 3533
Fax: 0141 771 4711
Monday & Friday: 9:30am to 1:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Phone lines are open till 5pm.
All calls, emails and messages to GEWA are treated confidentially. Messages sent via Facebook or Twitter may not be completely private – if you wish your message to remain confidential, please contact us here or by phone or email.