Our Services

 

                                                                 Counselling

Advisory Services

Refuge

Advocacy Support

Family and Children Services

Policy and Research

Legal Services

Language Support

 

 


Counselling

We provide women the opportunity to speak one-to-one with a supportive professional about personal and emotional difficulties due to domestic and sexual violence, human traficking or drug misuse.

 

This helps  victims get in touch with the reality of their situations and enable a faster healing process.

Sessions are carried out in a safe environment this assists clients to explore and sort-out problems in order to find a more fulfilling and happier way of living.

 

Advisory Services

We assist victims with immediate advice on the following:
  • Safety Planning
  • Housing and homelessness options
  • Finances
  • Welfare and Benefit
  • Children related concerns
  • Mental health and Wellbeing

Refuge

We  run a  temprorary hostel refuge accommodation and provide ongoing support for refugees and women facing domestic violence.

An experienced specialist worker provides intensive support for women and children stay and work with them to address their emotional and practical needs. Support is provided with the following:

  • Applying for benefits
  • Housing applications
  • Accessing counselling
  • Legal options
  • Registering with a GP and local services including health and education
  • Re-entering education or employment

Advocacy Support

Our team offers information to reduce risk and increase safety for women affected by domestic and sexual violence, rape, drug misuse and human trafficking. This we achieve by providing guidance around ongoing safety concerns, emotional support, housing support, legal options, reporting to the police, support around child contact and benefits and financial advice.

We also provide support for African families by working through local community associations in helping to change imbedded cultural stereotypes and support in building stronger family unit in the community.

Family and Children Services

Our Family and Children’s Support service deliver a range of services for BME families living in the community. These services help children explore their feelings about their experience of domestic violence and work towards helping the child and mother recover from violence and minimise the negative impact on their health and development.

Child Therapy Team

Our trained therapists use singing, drama, art and play to help children express their feelings around the violence they have experienced to enable them understand that they are not to blame and assist them rebuild relationships with their mother, peers and siblings.

Youth Service

Our Young People’s service is a youth led project for young people aged 10 – 25 who have have experienced domestic and sexual violence, human traficking, rape, drug misuse and exclusion. We offer young people one to one emotional support, regular activities and the opportunity to be part of a young people’s forum.

Policy and Research

Femage World is committed to ending all form of discrimination and violence against women and allevating women from poverty. We will stay committed to this millenium goal and work wth governments, local policy and decision makers in the area of policy and research to increase the safety of the women and children worldwide.

 Legal Services

We offer free legal advice and representation for  women who access our services We recognise that women leaving abusive relationships face profound legal problems. Our team is able to make emergency protection orders to protect families experiencing violence. We are also able to represent clients in court in regards to child contact and residence and in divorce proceedings.

 

Language Support

We have specialist caseworkers and counsellors, who speak a variety of community languages including Twi, Yoruba, Arabic, Swahili, Igbo, Hausa, Kintula and Lingala . This means our caseworkers understand the specific pressures and challenges facing the women they support.

Women we work with find it easier opening up to caseworkers who communicate with them in their dialect with relief at knowing they will not judged by their behaviour, immigration status, religion or traditions.