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Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up in 2005 by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aimed to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs. 

Nacro SWITCH Project

A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. They have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry. The organisation offers up an array of services from free sexual health checks to counselling services. 

Tees Valley Women's Centre

For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.

Unity in the Community (Glasgow)

Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

Edinburgh rape crisis centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. 

Refugee Women of Bristol

Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

The Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.

One25

One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer  an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.

Next Link Bristol

They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.

Sisters For Change

Sisters For Change is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy. 

Juno Women's Aid

Zola is a specialist BAME refuge. This means there are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. The team consists of four refuge support workers, one team leader, and a children’s worker. 

Refugee Women

Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.

Khidmat Centres

The main focus of Khidmat Centres Bradford is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a womens group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG)

LISG Manchester was set up in 2007 as successful anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone. As more lesbian asylum seekers began contacting the group, they have continued as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.

Olive Pathway

With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support, outreach and a helpline on 0800 2000 247.
 

WomenMATTA

WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
 

Safer Wales

Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.

Latin American Women's Aid

Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only refuges in Europe and in the UK by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. They also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything to recover from abuse and live empowered lives. They welcome women of all abilities, from any cultural context, ethnicity, social class, religion, and sexuality. They are proud to be bisexual, lesbian, queer, and trans women inclusive.

Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.

Gloucestershire Chinese Women's Guild

Gloucestershire Chinese Womens Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training. They speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.

Humraaz

Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre

Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.

IMECE Women’s Centre

IMECE supports women from ethnic minority backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish, and Cyproit Turkish women. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)

IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of  ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.

Jewish Women’s Aid

Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500

Kiran Support Services

Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986

Sistah Space

A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.

The Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle. They offer a range of holistic services for black and minoritised women experiencing violence or marginalisation. As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.

Apna Ghar Women's Centre

Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.

Saheli

Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187

The Sharan Project

The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.

Apna Haq (Rotherham): 01709 519211

Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls in Rotherham to escape violent situations. They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+). 

Panahghar

Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.

Roshni Birmingham

Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.

P.H.O.E.B.E. Centre

P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid

Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.

Solace Women’s Aid

Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work

Victims First Northumbria

Victims First Northumbria help victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults. Their helpline is 0800 011 3116.

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.

Abianda

Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.