One25 is the Bristol charity for women trapped in street sex-work and for those who are building new lives away from the streets. We provide specialist support to around 240 vulnerable women each year. And it makes a very real difference.
"I got food, a hot drink and a bit of warmth - they showed me the first glimmer of love, care and acceptance I had known for a very long time. It was the first human contact that didn't involve some kind of transaction from as far back as I can remember."- Sandra
Our night outreach service is a life-line for the 150 women still trapped on Bristol’s streets. It’s often their vital first step towards a healthier lifestyle.
Our afternoon drop-in centre provides practical and emotional support: from basic needs, such as a nutritious lunch to expert advice and crisis care.
Our specialist caseworkers offer intensive one-to-one care in any area of need: from support in court to finding somewhere safe to live.
The Peony service is, for women who are further on in their recovery. It develops wellbeing and skills to reach their goals in the community.
Also, Pause Bristol works with women in the city who have had two or more children removed from their care. The programme offers them a chance to take control of their lives and to develop new skills and responses.So what difference do we make?