About Us

About Us

Our History
In 2013, our founder Lydia Chan felt compelled to support a lady who had fled domestic abuse with her ten year old son who was struggling to cope on their own in their own tenancy.  She visited the lady and organised 2 teams of volunteers to support her with painting and decorating her home, bags of food parcels and providing a cooker & a dining table for her.  With her background working with the homeless for the last 12 years, Lydia shared her vision to her friends and by the beginning of Sept 2013, the charity was registered and began operations from a small warehouse based in Audenshaw.

Within the first year, we supported another 10 days of painting and decorating peoples' homes that have been in disarray due to domestic abuse and worked with 60 persons in the first year for training and development in rebuilding confidence and employability.

What We Do 

Our Mission: We are a charity providing relief and support for persons who have suffered or are in danger of suffering from social and emotional difficulties including sex related violence or abuse, their children and dependants by the provision of food, clothing, furniture, training and other assistance.

Our primary aim: Is to bring hope and support to those facing or fleeing Domestic Violence and to empower them to create a better life for themselves.  We provide a safe place for people to share their lives and stories within a work structured environment.  We run a flagship Training, Enterprise, Nurture (TEN) scheme.  63 people benefited from this scheme in 2014-15.  Some of our clients self-refer, some are referred by other agencies familiar with the range of services we offer.
Our board of trustees and volunteers are passionate about restoring hope, empowering and helping men and women realise their true potential and self-worth.  We have a person centered and holistic approach where we work with individuals to support them in making progress in various areas; by creating and increasing confidence and celebrating all achievements.
 
Our values: We are motivated by our Christian faith in believing that people are entitled to a wonderful and abundant life.  Respect, dignity, integrity and freedom are our core values that we hold and releasing people to realise their potential.
 
We work with people with multiple complex needs, from being vulnerable and homeless as a result of fleeing domestic violence, people undergoing trauma and abuse, involved in prostitution, alcohol and drug abuse, being in debt, self harm and in fear of their lives.
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