Transforming lives at our women's safe-house
The women’s safe-house has been busy and full for the past few months, with residents from Albania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Lithuania, Latvia and Vietnam.
One resident, who arrived in the summer, had been the victim of domestic servitude and physical violence for a long period of time and comes from a very underprivileged background. The House Manager says: “She has truly flourished since being with us. She arrived vary wary, unable to leave the house without support, and was very low emotionally because of what she'd been through."
However, she soon developed in confidence, communicating more easily thanks to English lessons at the house. “She has discovered that she loves painting and sewing, has taken part in a local photography exhibition [pictured], and has decorated the house with beautiful canvases of flowers – she recently re-covered all the cushions in the lounge!”