She Sanctuary Girls' Group
The funding is for a Girls’ Group, run by a dedicated youth worker. We have 6 young women who relied on the girls group and we have 3 referrals for vulnerable young women, but lack funds for a specialist group. It would offer at-risk girls support with health, improving aspirations and self-worth, and a safe place to speak openly and seek advice.
- To reduce risky behaviour amongst vulnerable young women by educating and promoting positive choices in a safe, familiar space. Tailored activities address issues such as healthy living, safe sex, bullying, substance misuse and managing stress.
- Reducing isolation among young women living in the Tarner district of Brighton, which is in the top 2% most deprived areas of the UK. Many come from chaotic homes and feel disempowered. A youth worker is often the only adult they trust to confide in.
- To boost self-esteem amongst at-risk girls. Weekly sessions encourage them with understanding their health needs, improving aspirations, building self-worth and maintaining relationships.
How we will achieve our goals
The funding would employ a female worker to run weekly, free Girls’ Group sessions, offering at-risk young women the freedom to explore important issues safely. She would also be supported by visiting health professionals to lead activities on a range of issues and accompany girls on unique outings that promote healthy living and self-respect.
Where the money will go
The Girls’ Group is, for some young women, the only service available to them and is a vital resource for at-risk, marginalised individuals. Offering sexual health advice impacts positively on levels of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Providing a place to meet and explore issues safely reduces anti-social behaviour in the area.
Voting now open2 November 2016
We're so excited that our application for a One Family Foundation grant was accepted. The fundi…read more
Summer Celebration2 November 2016
We hope to win £5k from the One Family Foundation so we can run the She Sanctuary Girls' Group…read more