In 2005, City Hearts first opened its doors to clients on the Restore Programme and was later the pilot location for the Safe House Accommodation. It remains the Head Office for the charity and employs over 50 people.
ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT.
Residential programme for women with life controlling issues.
Safe House, supported accommodation and Outreach Support for survivors of modern slavery in the community.
Basic skills training for survivors, educating them on life skills and self help techniques.
A programme to support children who have been affected by modern slavery.
INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY.
A fixed and continuous support service offering a safe environment to socialise, access crisis support, and signpost local services that can meet an individual's on-going needs.
A team of fully trained counsellors who are specialised in dealing with trauma, depression and anxiety.
Establishing a positive community network for ex-offenders to help with their transition back into society lowering the risk of re-offending.
Support for survivors in their local community.
Workshops designed to tackle life controlling habits in a safe and trusting environment.
PREVENTION AND ADVOCACY.
Accompanying SY Police on site, pastorally supporting victims as they are found and taken into care.
We advise Government bodies on policies to provide greater support for victims of modern slavery, and advocate for more comprehensive legislation to ensure traffickers are held accountable for their crimes.
Providing education in schools on the dangers of exploitation, and one-on-one therapeutic support for survivors of this crime.