Opening a six-bedroomed recovery house specifically catering for women involved in prostitution and struggling with drug or alcohol addictions, and wanting to escape both.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 November 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2013
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1084191)
Street prostitution is a big issue in Birmingham with a number of organisations already doing street outreach work with the women involved, a huge majority of whom have underlying issues with drugs and alcohol. The evidence is clear from existing work that these women often feel trapped into working on the street to fund their addictions, and there is a need in Birmingham for specific intervention to give help to those who want to escape addictions and exit prostitution to build a new life.
We plan to open an addictions recovery house giving specifically tailored support in a safe and accepting environment. The support is based on the '12-steps' model of addictions recovery and the house will be geared towards being a small community of women working together to escape addictions and build hope and confidence for a future beyond working on the streets. Counselling support and help planning for the future, including training and work opportunities, are also part of the programme.
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