Everybody has a story, mine was discovering at the age of 27 that I was a child born from the result of a gang rape. I struggled to cope and knowing where I’d come from made me feel dirty.
As time passed, I realised I had to stop letting my history affect me. I was in danger of it making me feel worthless and began thinking about others who were falling into that trap. I wanted to help them, and so City Hearts was born with a single house to help women with life controlling issues. In 2005 we welcomed our first survivor of modern slavery into our safe home. And so our journey to support hundreds of women, children and men who were victims of the travesty of Human Trafficking and exploitation began.
Every City Heart’s project has been created to support and empower those people entrusted in our care. The emotional help that a mother needs as she welcomes her unplanned child into the world,
the husband and father who was tricked into coming to a foreign country, assisted to gain employment so that he can support his family, the counselling for the severe trauma of the child who has been living in a brothel since birth and witnessed their mother being repeatedly sexually exploited, to the practical help that a refugee family need as they relocate to a new community.
A decade after we opened our doors and we are now leading the way Nationally with our ground breaking programmes that are seeing lasting change in people’s lives. 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.
I invite you to join us, together we can pursue a future for every person, transformed by hope and ultimately grounded in faith.
CITY HEARTS FOUNDER
OUR VISION: TO RELENTLESSLY PURSUE THE FREEDOM AND RESTORATION OF EVERY LIFE BELIEVING THAT EVERY PERSON MATTERS. OUR MISSION: WE HAVE A GLOBAL MANDATE TO CREATE PROJECTS THAT BRING TANGIBLE CHANGE THROUGH AN ATMOSPHERE OF EMPOWERMENT AND GENUINE HOPE. WE SEEK TO LEAVE A GLOBAL LEGACY OF DIGNITY, STRENGTH AND LOVE.
OUR VISION: TO RELENTLESSLY PURSUE THE FREEDOM AND RESTORATION OF EVERY LIFE BELIEVING THAT EVERY PERSON MATTERS.
OUR MISSION: WE HAVE A GLOBAL MANDATE TO CREATE PROJECTS THAT BRING TANGIBLE CHANGE THROUGH AN ATMOSPHERE OF EMPOWERMENT AND GENUINE HOPE. WE SEEK TO LEAVE A GLOBAL LEGACY OF DIGNITY, STRENGTH AND LOVE.