AWAYOUT

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Our vision is that women and young people should be free to live healthy, whole and safe lives, free from addiction, poverty and exploitation. We are a value-driven organisation based on Christian beliefs, that aims to reach out, engage and support highly vulnerable women, young people & families

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1137535)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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    Helping

Location

Situation

93% of onstreet sex workers used an illegal drug in past 6mths;85%heroin,87%cocaine,survival sex is self-medicating due to historic abuse/trauma & linked to poor mental health,depression,PTSD,bipolar;many experience extreme violence& increased health risks. In Stockton alcohol related hospital admissions are higher than average;life expectancy is much lower through alcohol misuse&mortality is higher than the national average;it has some of the worst statistics nationally for depression&sadness

Solution

Outreach/Engagement Work day/night,a listening ear,safety/health advice,signpost support.Recovery &Counselling address social,emotional&physical need,holistic support via faith/recovery communities,life-skills,Recovery Programme.Rehabilitation & Exit prostitution,a life free from addiction&abuse.Youth outreach positive activities,targeted to improve future of vulnerable young people via weekly clubs in schools.Family intervention addressing offending behaviour,school exclusion,unemployment