Fife Womens Aid
We offer a variety of services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Our befriending service is for any woman living in Fife who has experienced domestic abuse. A befriender will help service users to become more independent, empowered and confident through one-to-one support for up to six months.
Our volunteers are from all walks of life, complete a thorough training programme, and are PVG and reference checked.
Information for volunteers
Fife Women's Aid befriending service aims to encourage women survivors of domestic abuse to be out in, and engage with, their local community. Confidence building is core to all activities, encouraging women to become more independent. Volunteers will be involved in supporting women to participate in activities of their befriendee's choice, such as attending a local gym, participating in a course at a community centre, going shopping, or going for a walk.
The befriending service aims to reduce isolation amongst women who have experienced domestic abuse by increasing engagement with the local community. Through this it is hoped that women gain a sense of personal achievement and that there is a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.