East Ayrshire Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation dedicated to working towards ending domestic abuse. We offer a confidential service across East Ayrshire to support women, children and young people who are or have experienced domestic abuse.


Who We Are

Formed following the merger of Kilmarnock Women’s Aid and Cumnock & Doon Valley Women’s Aid East Ayrshire Women’s Aid benefits from over 30 years’ experience of delivering specialist domestic abuse services in East Ayrshire. EAWA comprises a team of dedicated, trained and experienced staff who work to support women, children and young people who are or have experienced domestic abuse.

Covering the entire East Ayrshire area we operate from two key locations, Kilmarnock and Cumnock and provide a wide range of confidential and community based services delivered in various outreach settings including schools, youth centres, community centres, health centres and partner agency settings. We strive to provide a high quality, effective and needs led service and all our services are regularly evaluated and inspected by the Care Inspectorate ensuring a high quality and effective service. Our last grading awarded the service a grade of 5 Excellent, the highest award available.


How You Can Help

As a charitable organisations we benefit greatly from the support and generosity of donors and sponsors. Making a donation could help make a difference to the women and children who we support. Running a marathon, doing a bungee jump, organising a pub quiz or baking some biscuits and holding a coffee morning are just some of the ways our supporters have raised funds for us.

£5 could help purchase materials for a child to take part in a children‘s group activity like baking or an arts and crafts project to gain confidence and encourage involvement with others.

£10 could help provide an emergency pack for a woman fleeing domestic abuse. In the majority of cases, women turn up at EAWA with only the clothes on her back. This could help to provide essential items such as toiletries, nappies and food.

£20 could allow for a woman to take part in an activity with other women in refuge like yoga or stress management to help build her self esteem and health and well-being.

£50 could help cover costs for women and children to access specialist therapeutic support services including transport, accommodation, subsistence etc. .

Every donation, regardless of the amount, will help make a difference to the women, children and young people who access our support and services.



Download our Annual Report & Outcomes 2018/19 here.

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We provide confidential, crisis and long-term support to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.


At East Ayrshire Women’s Aid our refuges offer safe, temporary accommodation for women, children and young people.


As many as one in four women, from all walks of life and cultures, have experienced a form of abuse from a partner or ex-partner.


We provide training and awareness sessions to other service providers, workplaces, schools, community groups and organisations.

10 Croft Street
Tel: 01563 536 001

30a Ayr Road
KA18 1DW
Tel: 01290 423 434

Monday – Thursday
9.00am – 4.30pm
9.00am – 1.00pm

*This office operates on an appointment only basis.

Scottish Charity No. SC001205 | Registered Company No. 396130