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July 2016 - Summer Programme 2016

Calling all teenagers aged 11-14... Looking for something fun to do over the summer holidays?  Would you like to:

- Be able to discuss issues that affect young people in a safe & supported environment

- Build up your confidence & self-esteem

- Make new friends and take part in fun activities (pizza, games, art projects and trip)

We are holding a FREE Summer Programme at our Resource Centre in Market Street, Omagh.  Starts Tuesday 19th July from 2-4pm.  Contact Claire by calling 028 8224 1414, text 07912178828 or email


July 2016 - Cheque presentation following Deirdre Dunphy's retirement Celebration

Having recently retired after over 30 years at Omagh Women’s Aid, local woman, Deirdre Dunphy had requested those who wished to mark her retirement do so by way of a donation to The Huntington's Disease Association NI (HDANI), and a cheque for £500 was presented by Deirdre to Dolores McBride, HDANI Support Worker for the Southern and Western Trust Areas. Speaking at the presentation, Dolores, remarked,

'We are grateful to Deirdre for using the occasion of her retirement to remember those affected by Huntington's. Huntington's Disease is a genetic neuro-degenerative disease. Symptoms usually start to appear during mid adulthood and progress over 5 - 20 years. Juvenile Huntington's Disease is much rarer and develops before the age of 20. If your parent has Huntington's you have a 50% risk of inheritance.

As there is currently no cure, HDANI are striving to support families affected by Huntington's and to raise awareness. We have 4 Support Groups in N Ireland including one in Omagh which is held in The Wave Centre on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Deirdre became involved in supporting and volunteering with HDANI a number of years ago. We thank her for her generosity in time and spirit and now also in the form of her retirement gift, and we wish her health and happiness to enjoy this new chapter in her life.'

Deirdre would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donations to HDANI and also for all the other gifts, flowers, cards and well wishes.


Let's keep on Supporting People Campaign

Supporting People funds a range of housing related support services for vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and attain independence.

These services can be provided in their own homes or in temporary accommodation settings, sheltered housing or other specialised supported housing. SP funds Omagh Women's Aid.

In order to ensure future funding there is currently a campaign to raise awareness of the good work that Supporting People do. 

To join the campaign click here.


Omagh Women's Aid - What do we do?
Provide confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence.

What is Domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the intentional and persistent physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a woman and her children, in a way that causes pain, distress or injury and can lead to loss of life.


Any woman can experience domestic violence, regardless of her age, race, nationality, social class, sexuality, disability, marital status or religious belief.


Domestic violence is a crime.


24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline Call: 0808 802 1414. Text SUPPORT to 07797805839.  Freephone from all landlines and mobiles.  Translation service available. 




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