Women learning together
Thanks to your incredible support we have been able to reach our target and increase our funding to maintain the refuge service provision and counselling for the Latin American women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Since this campaing has started last November we have reached several objectives. These are some of our main outcomes:
- We have provided emergency shelter and support to 14 women and their children: this includes the emotional and practical support women and children need when fleeing violence.
- 68 women have received emotional counselling service, provided in their own language (Spanish or Portuguese). This enables a more confident space for women, as they can express themselves in their mother tongue.
- We have supported 76 women through our advice centre, offering legal, family and benefits surgeries support.
As we have shared with you, in the last 30 years we have been proudly running the only shelter for Latin American women. We have developed a tailored and holitic approach that has proved to be successful, as the following indicators reflect:
95% women said that our support helped them improve their self-esteem
90% said they now know more about their rights
85% said that our service made them feel confident to make decisions for themselves
90% said that our services made them feel more positive about the future
79% said that our support made them feel that they and their children would be safe
96% said that they felt heard and believed by the staff
We wanted to let you know that your donations were essential for this to happen. As you know, our shelter is not only a temporary place to stay but also a space where women and their children have the chance to rebuild their lives and start fresh after a traumatic experience.
As we continue to struggle with public funding cuts, every penny makes a difference and help us in our journey to provide holistic support for victims of domestic violence.
Once again, many thanks for your support!
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