Women exiting prostitution and trafficking offered vital support in new partnership with leading London domestic and sexual abuse charity Solace Women’s Aid has launched the Amari project, a new project in partnership with Commonweal Housing, with funding from London Councils, providing accommodation and support to/for women in London who are exiting prostitution or who […]
Danger that specialist support for women to leave prostitution behind being “undermined” Commonweal Housing releases a new report today investigating developments in policy and practice affecting services that support women to leave prostitution behind them. The report was carried out by academics and commissioned by Commonweal, who provide third stage accommodation to St Mungo’s staged model […]
The first of two articles is from Ashley Horsley of Commonweal Housing who is concerned about the don’t ask don’t tell approach when it comes to women’s support services and prostitution.and the other from Ashleigh Haywood of St Mungo’s about Christmas if you’re homeless and separated from your children.
Transforming lives is at the heart of International Women’s Day [on Friday] and one initiative doing so, that we are proudly involved in, is the Chrysalis Project in South London.
Commonweal and St Mungo’s have jointly delivered the Chrysalis project since 2009. Here we present the findings of our evaluation of the project that helps women exit street prostitution.
The evaluation report on Commonweal’s Chrysalis project has been published. The report produced by Prof. Roger Matthews and Helen Easton for the University of Kent confirms the positive impact the Chrysalis model and especially the Commonweal transitional flats has made to those women on the programme seeking to escape from a life of street based prostitution.
The Chrysalis project has been featured as one of St Mungo’s latest publications. To read more about this please visit the St Mungo’s website and have a look at our Chrysalis project page.
Julia* is a mother of six children. She was homeless with a severe history of domestic violence and crack use for fifteen years.
Here Helen Easton, Senior Research Fellow of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group at the London South Bank University, shares current findings from the Chrysalis Project.
Commonweal Housing have committed additional capital funding by purchasing a new property for the Chrysalis project.