What We Offer
We have 4 services areas:
Feeling Safe supports young women aged 18-25. Many have been subjected to childhood sexual exploitation (CSE) and some have transitioned from children’s services. Some continue to be exploited as adults or are at risk of further exploitation. Some are young women at risk of exploitation because they face multiple disadvantage and have unmet needs.
Aspire supports women over the age of 25. Many are or have been actively involved in street-based prostitution (and/or the wider sex industry) and some want support to exit or to maintain their exit. Some women are more generally at risk of sexual exploitation because they face multiple disadvantage and have unmet needs.
A Home Of Her Own supports women at risk of or subject to sexual exploitation, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, facing housing instability, or are currently in unsafe and/or unsuitable accommodation.
Women’s Justice supports women at risk of or subject to sexual exploitation, who are involved in the criminal justice system, including those facing charges, going through the courts, on a community sentence or in custody, and those planning release or who’ve recently been released.
We provide a range of support, across all our services, based at both our Women’s Hub in Coventry and in the community, including:
- Evening street-based outreach and drop-in
- Crisis intervention to address safety issues, reduce harm, and meet basic needs
- Support in response to domestic and/or sexual violence; make ‘Ugly Mug’ reports, access the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), ISVA/IDVA support, and/or to report directly to the police
- Support to access physical, mental, and sexual health services
- Support with benefits and financial management
- Access to free legal advice
- 1-2-1 practical and emotional support to achieve identified short and long term goals
- Multi-agency case coordination, liaison, and advocacy
- Support to engage with maternity services and children’s social care
- Support to navigate the criminal justice system and engage with the police, courts, probation, prison, and women’s justice services. Support at court, prison in-reach, release planning and community reintegration
- Housing and tenancy advice and advocacy, assistance with homelessness applications, support into and to maintain safe and suitable accommodation
- Wonder Women Wednesdays: a daytime multi-agency ‘one stop’ support drop-in, providing access to a safe space, hot meal, shower, housing support, IDVA, ISVA, and substance use support, legal advice, a therapist, and support staff from other partner organisations
- Queen Bees: a semi-structured group for Feeling Safe participants focussed on women’s right to feel safe, through exploration of issues such as grooming, consent, abuse, coercion, exploitation, boundaries, assertiveness, and healthy relationships. The group provides a safe space to develop confidence, self-esteem, and wellbeing while building a positive support network.
- Blossoms: a peer support and ante/post-natal group for women across our services who are pregnant or have recently had a baby, many of whom have experienced and/or are facing child removal. Delivered in partnership with a Specialist Midwife, the focus is on maternal health and wellbeing, positive engagement with services, and improved outcomes for children
- Warrior: a semi-structured support group for Aspire participants who are further along in their support journey. Bringing women together to reduce social isolation and enable them to use their time positively, the sessions focus on developing self-confidence, self-care, and helpful coping strategies to improve wellbeing and self-belief
- Therapeutic gardening
- Opportunities for new experiences, therapeutic interventions, peer mentoring/leadership, training, development, volunteering, and employment support
- Access to counselling
- Support to exit prostitution for those who wish to