Housing for Women

Support a Child this Children's Mental Health Week

Today marks the start of Children's Mental Health Week. This national campaign aims to empower and give a voice to every child living in the UK. Housing for Women supports children who have witnessed domestic abuse. We help rebuild their lives.
raised of £50,000 target
Closes on 03/08/2024
RCN 211351


Case study Simon aged 7

Simon came in to the refuge with his month after witnessing domestic abuse. He was withdrawn and anxious. Our Children’s worker had been supporting Simon for just over two months now. At first the children’s worker was told by Simon’s mother that he could be a bit reserved and guarded, but it was clear from their first meeting that Simon was receptive to the Children's worker, in fact he was warm and even showed the children’s worker around his accommodation at the refuge.

Over the months the Children's worker and Simon have built up a strong rapport. The Children’s worker carried out activity sessions, including painting which is now Simon's favourite activity, alongside going to the park. Recently they attended a beach trip to Southend on Sea which Simon enjoyed immensely. Building a strong rapport with Simon’s mother has enabled a positive relationship to develop between Simon and his mother and recently Simon’s mother said emotionally that ‘Simon tod me he loves me’, something he has never said before. It was a very special moment.

*Simon is not the child's real name

About the charity

Housing for Women

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RCN 211351
Housing for Women is a London based charity and housing provider working to empower vulnerable women in London. Housing for Women provides a unique blend of support services for women and children experiencing domestic violence, survivors of human trafficking and women leaving prison.

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