Empowering Teens to embrace Thrift

To train young women on how to obtain and use free or economical resources to the best of their ability for themselves and any unborn babies. We have been setting an example by using such innovative methods to establish the Charity and especially the facility; which is in the last phase of refurbishment.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001602)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



The Charity, all Volunteers no paid Executive, established in 1989, accommodated young people from two Official poverty area’s; being very vulnerable with no-where to go but the streets, no help, no support or guidance. Charity Trustees opened their own homes to accommodate the teenagers for three or four months, after which time over 85% returned home having gained employment. When demand outstripped supply the Charity had to change; this meant helping just females and finding alternative accommodation. We are now in the final phase of the refurbishment of a ten bedded accommodation and related issues facility, for which we have had to use the methods to prepare what will stand as a very good example of what can be achieved when finances are not available. Project end goals of the young women, whether pregnant or not; will be living their lives with a different perspective on what they can achieve for their future. By helping them through budgeting wise use of the Internet, magazines and word of mouth on how to obtain resources and have needs met without having to get into debt, there by breaking habits passed down through the generations. Showing how even in an economic downturn they can enjoy surviving in a more astute manner that will not only produce greater confidence, motivation and innovation, it will establish new values within many areas of their young lives. Financial Breakdown The Charity needs funding to complete the final phase more quickly in order to tackle the poverty problem sooner rather than later and to sustain the Charity through the first year of providing this new service; of £194,200. Davis Langdon, Quantity Surveyors, prepared a report in 2007 which quoted the overall refurbishment costs @ £282,399.82. Work remaining according to the report is £45,000 Core & Revenue costs inclusive of Lease which is £30,000 is £77,200 Salaries of Project Manager Administration Staff & Support Workers £72,000. Not included in 2007/8 outgoings. We would like to thank any interested parties for your interest our ethos is such that should there be an under spend of any of the above, which we will achieve where we can (in the best possible way), we shall return the excess to the donor. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read our invite to join us in a worthwhile venture to ease the poverty issues that are looking set to worsen.