We meet women who are deeply traumatised from childhood abuse and violence. This leads to life situations where they are stigmatised, marginalised, locked out of society. Many are in crisis and many are street sex-working. Yet these courageous women show tremendous skills and potential: in their supportive peer relationships, their creativity and humour, and their survival.
One25 worked with 271 women in 2022-23:
93% have experienced domestic or sexual violence
85% have significant mental health needs
66% have chronic physical health needs
53% are homeless
73% are addicted to drugs or alcohol
55% have disclosed childhood abuse
74% experience exacerbated poverty due to the cost-of-living crisis
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.