We meet women who are deeply traumatised from childhood abuse and violence. Yet these courageous women show tremendous skills and potential: in their supportive peer relationships, their creativity and humour, and their survival. This leads to life situations where they are stigmatised, marginalised, locked out of society. Many are in crisis and many are street sex-working.
One25 worked with 237 women in 2020-21.
97% of the women we work with have experienced domestic or sexual violence
95% have significant mental health needs
63% have chronic physical health needs
74% are homeless
78% are addicted to drugs or alcohol
56% have disclosed childhood abuse
They’re somebody’s daughter, somebody’s sister, even somebody’s mother… And we have a vision. We don’t just want to see them make safer, healthier choices – we want to see them absolutely thrive! This is the difference we want to make and the impact we have.
Our working ethos of unconditional love means we work with each woman who needs support until she is ready to move on. Wherever she is on her journey, we give love and practical support, without judgement or expectation. We celebrate each step and we never give up.