Collaborative Women Housing
We are a service provider of peer group accommodation and life skills training, focused on helping marginalised young women aged 18-35 who are fleeing gender-focused abuse.
Our core service users (though not exclusively) are women from BAMER communities who often have restricted access to support services.
Residents are offered the model of shared living with life empowerment training program Moving Forward Life Skills. By offering assistance in the form of safe living and life skills training to these women at the beginning of their journey away from crisis we do all we can to ensure they have a brighter future. In the process we aim to protect vulnerable women from homelessness, breaking the cycle of moving from dependent, often abusive relationships into emergency refuges, only to return to what they have fled. We believe that this is because they have never had the chance, in a safe and supportive environment, to gain the skills and confidence that would otherwise enable them to live independently
Life skill training is delivered through a Moving Forward programme comprising of; financial planning, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support enables the women to acquire life skills, job skills, parenting skills, training, education, self-reliance and independence.
The programme is bespoke for each woman, designed so they can heal, progress, and provide for them-selves.
Safe, affordable living environments will be achieved through peer group living which provides a natural safe environment and women benefit from the mutual from like ‘survivors’.
Through our work we aim to break the cycle of violence.
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