Housing for Women is a charity providing housing and support services for women and their families in London. However, they provide more than just housing as they provide specialist support for children affected by domestic abuse as well as helping women with complex needs on release from prison.
The charity, founded in 1934, now provides a number of specialist services for some of the most vulnerable women, and their children, in the London area. Some have suffered domestic abuse, been trafficked for exploitation or have just been released from prison -Housing for Women supports their integration back into society. All of it’s projects are holistically tailor made for women experiencing different types of problems and the women are supported throughout the entire process.
The purpose of the charity is to empower women to help maximise on the opportunities available to them. While it does a tremendous job, Housing for Women, still needs your generosity to continue their incredible work.
How donations make an impact…
£5 will pay for the travel costs to college for victims of trafficking.
£10 will provide toys for children who have experienced domestic violence.
£25 provides baby food and nappies for a family staying in a refuge (safe accommodation).
£50 will pay for a half-day therapeutic play session for children affected by domestic abuse.
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1 in 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse.
Housing for Women has been providing domestic violence services, refuge accommodation, floating support and a telephone hotline to women in need for 40 years now; giving invaluable support to women who need it in a non invasive way.
These vital services are offered in more than 10 boroughs - 1,117 women and 65 children have been supported. Their Around 1/3 of female prisoners lose their home whilst in prison.
The Re-Unite project supports mothers leaving prison and has improved reoffending rates dramatically to a level of less than 2%. The national average number of women who reoffend within a year of release is 50% which shows just how successful the project has been.
The Re-Place project supports women who have been trafficked to the UK for exploitation, and it is the only project of its kind in London. The project provides second stage accommodation and support.
The charity also challenges the inequalities faced by women at a higher level through campaigning. As seen below housing is unaffordable for women in every region.
Important dates for the calendar
International Women’s Day - 8th March
International Day for the Eradication of Violence - 25th November
Other ways to support
Housing for Women is a small charity that is reliant on voluntary support and donations. If you are feeling physical then why not try an epic run, or if running isn’t for you perhaps you could become a friend of the charity.
6th Floor Blue Star House, 234 Stockwell Road
020 7501 6120
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