Watford Women's Centre was established in 1989 by a group of exceptional women who came together to volunteer their time and support to victims of sexual violence and rape. Over the past 30 years the charity has developed a needs-led service, shaped by what women tell us makes a real and lasting difference in their lives. We recognise that the challenges women face can often be complex and overwhelming, and we strive to reduce gender inequality, build trusting relationships and empower women to become independent, productive and healthy.
Our Mission and Vision
We provide life-changing services for women to lead independent, productive and healthier lives, and also support our wider community.
We aim to create a community-wide culture that has zero tolerance for family or partner abuse and that fosters healthy relationships based on mutual respect and equality.
Our Charity is governed by a board of trustees who have a range of expertise across key areas of the organisation. Day to day management of the charity is delegated to the Chief Executive with support from a team of dedicated and experienced Service Leads and delivery staff.
Our volunteers are highly valued and over 50 volunteers bring passion and experience to support the delivery of services such as teaching, administration, reception, and counselling.
We are connected to a wide range of local partners whose support is invaluable in helping us deliver high quality integrated support to our clients.