In the run up to Christmas, Churchill is proud to be supporting A Way Out, an outreach and prevention charity based in Stockton-on-Tees.
The charity works with the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals, aiming to engage, empower and equip them to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviour.
This week, operations director Louisa Clarke, visited A Way Out to tour the charities facility and learn first-hand about the many difficulties facing the young and vulnerable people in her local area. Louisa also presented Anita Burke, General Manager of the charity a £1000 cheque from Churchill to support the fantastic work from staff and volunteers.
Anita Burke commented: “Churchill’s kind donation will enable the organisation to continue to provide vital support to vulnerable women, young people and families in the area. Our aim and purpose is to prevent harm from taking place, or to prevent further harm from occurring and to help safeguard some of the most vulnerable people in the area.”
A Way Out uses a tried and trusted outreach and prevention approach to delivering its services across four programmes of work:
- The Liberty project delivers an outreach, engagement and recovery service to adult women with complex needs, who are drug and alcohol dependent, socially isolated and involved in survival sex work.
- The Blossom project works with young women aged 16-24 years, who experience multiple disadvantages, to build emotional resilience and to encourage positive life choices, with the aim of preventing young women being vulnerable to exploitation and abuse and progressing into survival sex work.
- The Youth project works with children aged 8-12 years. It provides a safe environment in which children experiencing social and emotional difficulties can learn new skills, practise positive behaviour and build self-confidence and competency.
- The Family project works with the whole family in an intensive and motivational way, supporting and empowering disadvantaged families to discover new skills and confidence and to build resilience to effect sustainable positive change.
For further information on A Way Out, please visit www.awayout.co.uk