The nia Huggett Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and girls in East London, in partnership with DABD UK and Barking and Dagenham CVS
Open five days a week, the space offers a vibrant, accessible and welcoming environment for women and girls to be supported to build positive relationships, share their energy, and become empowered to face the multiple and complex disadvantages that they experience. In particular those relating to gender inequality, race, class, sexuality, disability, domestic abuse, sexual violence and exploitation.
There are a range of activities including regular drop-ins, support groups, specialist advocacy, counselling, awareness raising, creative activism, learning sessions, and one off special events for all women and for girls aged 11 and above. Children are welcome to come along too. We have a small café and play area. All sessions are free.
On Wednesdays we have a lesbian and bisexual woman’s drop-in 2-4pm
We have play therapy for boys up to 11 and girls up to 13, but there is a waiting list for this service.
Activities change regularly so it is best to contact the centre directly by calling or phoning (see details below) or by dropping in on Tuesdays from 10am – 12 pm and Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm. The venue is five minutes away from Dagenham Heathway on the District Line, on the main road.
You can also follow us on twitter@niaWHC or find us on facebook or www.niaendingviolence.org.uk
There are lots of volunteering opportunities too. Come and join us. Get in touch. Get involved.
Funded by the Big Lottery