Who We Help
The women we help have transitioned to independent living away from a violent or abusive partner, are too sick with chronic illness to function in the workplace or have fallen on hard times and are living alone. All of them have suffered a trauma that leaves them feeling vulnerable. Some women need help to get through their day to day lives. Our support makes them feel a little better about their situation. We want them to know we care.
How We Help
We commit €1,980 annually to each woman who makes a formal application that is vetted by our committee. We commit for 3 years at least and review after that. Women are referred to us through Saoirse Women’s Refuge, the local parish, or Alex Alumnae.
I was delighted to receive my cheque. Last week my bank card was declined in Dunnes Stores and I had to leave my groceries at the checkout. With your cheque, I am now able to stock up on rice, lentils, fruit and vegetables and pay my ESB bill.
I had been very neglectful about visiting the dentist as I was very worried about the cost. I had broken fillings and was in a lot of pain. With the bursary grant I was able to get urgent dental treatment, thank you so much for your help.
Thank you for my cheque. It makes a huge difference to me. I am finally moving to a disabled adapted house after 14 years on the housing list. I will no longer have to sleep on the couch because I haven’t been able to get up the stairs.
What a lovely surprise to receive another hamper from you this year, I never take it for granted! It is always filled with so many delights; it means so much to think of the girls choosing so many thoughtful gifts for me. It is the only gift I receive at this time of the year. It makes my Christmas bearable.
Our Charity Partners
Saoirse Women's Refuge
The AWC has formed a partnership with Saoirse, the local women’s refuge in Tallaght. Saoirse is a nonprofit charity that supports women and children affected by domestic violence. Women who are leaving the refuge to start independent lives can apply to the AWC for a grant to give them financial and emotional support.
The TY students organise lots of initiatives and events throughout the year to help support the women and children living in the refuge.
The AWC is now a partner with An Gaisce. In conjunction with Alexandra College, we have developed an exciting and challenging social outreach programme for the Transition Year students in order to fulfil their commitment to community involvement for their An Gaisce Bronze Awards. This 26-week programme is crammed with creative, energetic, and rewarding projects that are designed to build confidence and a sense of belonging as well as commitment to our community. We are very proud of the work our TY’s have done.