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Blackburn, Darwen & District 

Without Abuse

Incorporating the WISH Centre

We will be open as normal until 2pm on 24th Dec
We will be closed on 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Dec and also on 1st Jan
but the helpline will be open 9-5pm on all of these days
After this we will resume normal opening hours
(Wish centre open 9am-5pm Mon to Fri.
Helpline open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week)
Ring 999 in an emergency
Our helpline number is 01254 260465
When the helpline is closed you can ring the national DV helpline on 0808 2000 247
BDDWA wishes you a Happy and Safe Christmas & New Year!

Blackburn, Darwen & District Without Abuse exists to assist in the relief of men, women and their children who have experienced or who are at risk of suffering domestic abuse through the provision of support, advice, and accommodation. 

Our aim is to secure the safety of those affected by domestic abuse and support their development so that each individual is helped to grow and fulfil their potential into the future.

We cover the areas of Blackburn and Darwen. We also accept referrals from outside the area.

If you live in a different area, you can find your local Women's Aid group by going to the website of the Women's Aid Federation .

We are against all forms of abuse whether the abuse is: physical, verbal, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial.

In the term domestic abuse, a domestic relationship is one you might have with a partner, whether you are married to them or not. It is also the relationships between relatives, parent and child, brothers and sisters, or it can even be the relationship you have with anyone else in your household.

Other Services offered by BDDWA are:-


Drop-in for support and advice at Darwen Town Hall every Friday 9.30 - 11.30am

Drop-in for support and advice at Your Support Your Choice (across from Blackburn Library) each Tuesday 10am - 12pm