HAVERING WOMEN'S AID

Kidz Club. The Great escape!

Specific services for children and young people living at the refuge, escaping domestic violence. Crèche, pre-school, after school club, home work club, holiday clubs offering; trips, activities, time and space for homework and learning, access to computers, sessions at outdoor activity centres, cooking sessions, art groups, sports coaching, music etc. Enable young people to experience “normal” daily living that children not suffering domestic violence may take for granted e.g. trip to the seaside, playing with play dough, birthday party etc.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101895)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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We need to give these children a an escape from domestic violence, to do this we will provide the following Specific services; play sessions, after school and holiday clubs, trips to places of interests theme parks etc,time and space for homework and learning, access to computers, sessions at outdoor activity centres, residential holidays, cooking sessions, art groups, sports coaching, music, outreach services. All the children and young people coming into the refuge are disadvantaged because of the violence they have witnessed and the abuse they have suffered. Children and young people at the refuge have had to leave their homes, families, friends, pets and possessions, and will have to change schools which causes a disruption to their education and social life. All the families have to rely on benefits for financial support which could be very different from the financial situation they have been used to. Families have to live in unfamiliar surroundings and neighbourhood, sharing accommodation with complete strangers. Children living in the community in a violent relationship generally have no help and support from a specialist service and have to suffer in silence. Our main aims are; • To keep children and young people safe. • Give them the opportunity to enjoy being children • Take part in trips and activities that children not suffering domestic violence may take for granted e.g. a trip to a theme park or seaside, a birthday party, playing with toys etc. Last year we helped 231 children, to do this we need to raise £25,000. For salaries and trips and activities. THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR CHILDRENS SERVICES IN A REFUGE. We have to rely on grants and donations to provide for these disadvantaged children and young people. Unfortunately during this economic climate we are struggling to raise enough funds to continue our work. Our children’s services will have to close if we don’t receive funding soon.

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