Category: Women

Making a fresh start

Domestic violence is one of the most common reasons for women and children to become homeless. Not only does it break up families, but the victim must often leave behind… Read more »

Homeless women design mosaics

Mosaic making at women's hostel

Homeless women at a hostel in Westminster have designed and built mosaics for a memorial area in their garden. Women living at Queen Mary’s hostel have experienced homelessness, and may… Read more »

Former alcoholic now loves life

Home living room with sofa and table

Fran* is 51 and a recovering alcoholic. She drank for over 20 years of her life, estranging her friends and family in the process. After falling very ill, she was… Read more »

Clothing provides self-esteem


Maisie became street homeless at 17. She was living in a young person’s foyer, but was evicted because of her anger issues. Her relationship with her parents was strained to… Read more »

A message of hope this Lent

Vine with grapes and Bible quote "I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit." John 15:5 We are constantly bombarded with negative stories: news of wars, famines, disasters, and man’s inhumanity to man. Perhaps more pervasive are everyday examples of our inability to co-operate and work together... Read more »

The Big Give success

Young boy in homelessness scheme for mothers and children laughing and painting a model car

We would like to thank everyone who supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge for the Women’s Refuge Garden Project in Wakefield. As part of an antidote to Black Friday spending,… Read more »

When is a fridge not a fridge?

2017 Cathie new Fridge Freezer

When it’s a lifesaver. Cathie’s support worker told us why. “After Cathie’s husband died, her physical health went downhill and she was made homeless. She spent some time living in… Read more »

Happy Mothering Sunday

Nikita and Baby Elizabeth on the beach 2016

Happy Mothering Sunday to the young mothers at homelessness schemes across the country. The young mums or mums to be that we support have come from quite chaotic families, or… Read more »

Women grow in confidence at garden project

Queen Mary's garden 2017 A gardening group has been running for nearly four months now at all female hostel Queen Mary’s. Many of the women who live there have mental health issues. The goal of... Read more »

Meeting the local wild life

Ex-offenders, especially young adults, often lack basic life skills such as cooking and budgeting.

Residents in one homelessness scheme we support decided that a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park would be ideal for them by being both fun and educational. The scheme is for… Read more »

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