We aim to support a population of vulnerable women who are characterised by a range of issues including histories of physical , emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems.
We also support women who may be having a difficult time at one point in their lives – a recent loss such as bereavement, suffering poverty from unemployment, relationship breakdown, a victim of crime, accident or illness/disability.
We offer practical, emotional, and therapeutic support to clients in tailor-made interventions that aim to address a range of underlying issues.
Women value our safe, women-only space and the set of supportive relationships with workers and peers they are able to build here. It integrates the best features of personalisation - supporting women to get their lives back on track; yet it works through collective action - using a mixture of peer support, volunteering and professional support.
On-going support network
Step Forward is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community FundRead more
We're here to offer friendly advice and support whatever the problem. No appointment needed so just come on in for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.Read more
The number of women we want to provide information, advice, guidance, and signposting to per year.
The amount of women we will provide a platform to influence change and strengthen the local community and play active roles in important services per year.
The women we want to support in accessing work by increasing confidence, experience, skills and providing opportunity for volunteer and paid work placements.
The amount of women we will provide personal and social skills courses to, enhancing their life skills and building their self esteem to improve their home and family life.
The amount of women we want to provide coaching, mentoring and counselling to; empowering, motivating and positively addressing inequalities, discrimination and exclusion.
We will remove barriers through just 5 peer support groups and access, crèche facilities (offering 12 places per day), translation services and disability access.
"I would like to offer Arun District Council's support in principle for My Sisters'House. We believe it is a worthwhile cause that will provide a much-needed resource for the district"Nigel Lynn CEO. ADC and Cllr Gillian Brown Leader of Council -
"Very friendly staff and volunteers, great to hear of the work that they are currently doing, supporting local women, as well as the plans they have for the future"Annette .
"Thank goodness the world still has people like you in it. People like you prepared to give your time helping people that need someone to talk to, just like me. Thank you."Chris
"My Sisters' House ROCKS!"Michelle
"You have been my rock...I know that you are always there - that makes such a difference to me as I don't feel alone".Ruby
"Brilliant, thank you for everything you have done."Joanne
"Dear Julie, thank you for your kind words, help, concern and great advice! I really appreciate your kindness and wise counsel."Wendy
"Julie, Annabell and the Team. Congratulations on your achievement at Our Sisters' House so far! I'm sure you will attract much success. Best wishes"Carol