Wearside Women in Need
Public phone: 0191 416 3550 (office) or 0800 066 5555 helpline
Service offered: Advice, support and safe accommodation for women and children experiencing sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Helpline, drop-in and outreach advice services. Furniture and clothing store. Supported housing, including schemes for homeless young people aged 16-18 who have experienced sexual abuse and women with mental health problems.
Target group: Women and children who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Homeless young people.
Area served: Mainly the Wearside/Sunderland area, but will accept referrals from anywhere
How to contact: Drop-in or phone the helpline.
Monday: 24 hour helpline
Tuesday: 24 hour helpline
Wednesday: 24 hour helpline
Thursday: 24 hour helpline
Friday: 24 hour helpline
Weekends: 24 hour helpline
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Wheelchair access: Yes - full
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Ground floor flat in purpose built refuge for victims of domestic violence who are wheelchair users or have limited mobility.
Languages other than English: Access to interpreters and BSL.
Charity number: 1000934
Year established: 1982
Staffing: 20 full time and 11 part time staff, 4 volunteers
Public transport: Bus station - 5 minutes walk.
Record last checked: 22 September 2017