About Us

Just for women is a non profit organisation based in Stanley, County Durham.
Since 2011, we have been helping women to transform their lives after dealing with abuse, mental ill-health and social isolation. Built upon founder Linda Kirk’ssocial work background and a lifelong passion for crafting, women could attend the centre and learn new crats, make friends and be supported through their problems. Nine years later, crafting is still at the heart of our service, but we now also offer learning opportunities, a counselling service and more. Both Linda and the service have won many awards for the work Just for Women has done with vulnerable women and we will continue to deliver our services with passion and dedication.

What We Do

We offer support to women across County Durham through a variety of services. We offer our clients the opportunity to learn new skills, take part in craft workshops, access free counselling and make friends. Our women-only centre is a safe and welcoming place to chat, craft, laugh and learn.


To ensure that every women, child and their family, in our community, has the support, tools and opportunities they need to live safely, gain financial stability and lead enriched lives


To work in partnership with the community of Stanley to provide a service that empowers and supports women, children and their families to move beyond the constraints of mental health, poverty, domestic violence and worklessness.

What We Do

Provide a safe space for our community to grow through:
> Health and wellbeing support
> Personal development
> Support into employment
> Training
> Upskilling
> Creative therapy
> Counselling
> Raising aspirations

Could you help us in our work with vulnerable women?

We rely on volunteers to help us in our work with vulnerable women. If you have some time to give then we would love to talk to you. If, however, you prefer a more hands off approach we appreciate all donations and fundraising efforts made in our name. Speak to us to find out how you can help


St. Joseph’s House,
Thorneyholme Terrace,
County Durham,
DH9 0BL (Find us next to Stanley Police Station car park)


01207 281145

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday | 10am to 4pm

© Just for Women 2020 | All rights reserved

CIC No. 7496892