I have the privilege of working with an incredible and dedicated team of over 100 staff and many more volunteers who together are committed to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable and exploited people in our society.
I first came on board back in 2012 when we opened a new safe house for survivors of Modern Slavery, particularly for those recently freed from forced labour. As we welcomed our first family who were a mum, dad and their teenage daughter, we heard their horrific story of coming straight to us from the farm where they had been held captive for some time. This story, along with many others, constantly reminds me that the people in our care come at their most vulnerable, and that City Hearts exists for their recovery and for lasting freedom and restoration.
The projects of City Hearts have been proven to change lives. In testament to this, a number of City Hearts graduates now work for us using their stories, their breakthrough, to help others to find freedom. We are expanding into Scotland, uniting with companies offering employment for our survivors, and have a huge heart for much more to be done both in the United Kingdom and in other countries in the world.
We constantly seek to improve our services, to help people find freedom and restoration.