London Housing Foundation has announced a £20,000 grant to support the work of Treasures Foundation.
Treasures Foundation work in East London providing safe accommodation and specialist support to women with histories of drug abuse and offending. They aim to work alongside women to enable them to recover, build healthy relationships, learn new skills, reach their full potential, and go on to lead fulfilling and independent lives. Many of the team at Treasures have experienced substance abuse themselves or been in the criminal justice system.
Jade Wye, Operations Manager at Treasures Foundation said
Our work is critical as women face a higher risk of abuse when homeless; homeless women are at higher risk of experiencing genderbased violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking when homeless. This can make it difficult for them to access safe and secure housing. We are very grateful for the support from LHF. There is no time limit on healing from trauma, so the women we support have ongoing trauma therapy for as long as they need it, even after they have left us. We will use some of the LHF money to extend this therapy support.
An ex-resident at Treasures said:
Through the help and support of Treasures I was reunited with my children and two of them live with me at the weekends, I have my own flat and the courage to live my life.
Ian Brady, Executive Chair of London Housing Foundation said:
We are very proud to be able to support Treasures and the excellent and important work they do. When I visited the project, I was hugely impressed with the approach they take and the supportive environment they have created.
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