What we do - Support, Education, Empowerment and Development
Watford Women's Centre Plus welcomes any woman wanting to move onwards and upwards out of crisis or to a new phase of life and to realise her dreams. We offer non-judgemental support and up to date information so women can make choices and acquire skills, for achieving in a modern world. We also support their sons, husbands, brothers and daughters to resolve their dilemmas productively, and support their search for better relationships and work opportunities.
How we help
We aim to provide a friendly, welcoming space to encourage any woman to access our services. To enable people to make informed choices and take control over their lives we also provide support and accurate up-to-date information and a variety of low cost accredited courses and workshops.
Basic Maths and English courses help people gain the skills they need to enter the workplace or improve their everyday abilities and functioning.
Basic IT courses are aimed at those who have never used a computer before or who have very limited IT skills.
A variety of activity groups and workshops offer a broad range of subjects including arts & crafts, jewellery making, life coaching, assertiveness and anger management.
We also have a course directed at helping students improve their self-esteem and confidence and another on Domestic Abuse Awareness.
Our Job Club runs twice weekly and offers support for men and women preparing for work. In 2014 we enabled just over 1,000 clients, by helping them to write their CV and apply for jobs.
The Women's Centre supports women with domestic abuse issues using both one to one and group support sessions. We refer men onto specialist organistaions who are trained to meet their needs. Last year over 190 people booked free appointments to see a solicitor regarding family, housing, and employment and immigration law at our weekly Advice Session.
And finally, we offer low cost one-to-one counselling, for both short and long-term clients. Last year people attended over 2,000 counselling sessions.
We hope that you will find the information you are looking for in our website; however, if you would like to pop in or ring, we will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.