Providing a safe space for women to reclaim their lives through a pathway of awareness, empowerment and parenting programmes.
About WE:ARE Women's Empowerment and Recovery Educators
WE:ARE Women’s Empowerment and Recovery Educators provide a safe and supportive environment to women who have survived domestic abuse and require support to overcome the effects of their experiences.
Through our programmes they are able to rebuild relationships with themselves and their children, changing the toxic environment they've been used to into safe homes, safe hearts and safe minds. We support women to rise, reclaim and recover.
The History of WE:ARE
The original organisation started life in 1998 as the Allens Croft Project working in community development and supporting young people and elderly residents in the local area.
The domestic abuse project was added in 2002 and grew out of the need identified by two survivors who recognised that the underlying issue behind almost everyone who was coming into the project for advice was domestic abuse.
Whether the presenting issue was benefits, debt, housing, children, mental health, drink, drugs, social services involvement, on further inquiry domestic abuse was the reason behind everything.
The project soon started gaining recognition throughout the City, gaining awards and funding opportunities and became known as the Birmingham Freedom Project.
In 2016 the organisation changed hands to a new management committee of health professionals who had an interest in women and children’s health, especially those impacted by domestic abuse.
The organisation now exclusively supports women who have experienced abuse with the team growing from 2 members of staff to 6 to keep up with the ever-increasing demand.
For many years we've been informally known as Birmingham Freedom Project, and in November 2019 we changed our name to reflect what we actually do: WE:ARE Women’s Empowerment And Recovery Educators.
Enabling women and children to create safe homes, safe hearts and safe minds.
Thank you to our funders
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