If you would like to offer direct support to women, one of the volunteer roles may be suited to you. Note that we’re only looking for female volunteers for these front-facing roles. We will need to interview you, take up references and carry out DBS checks. It’s important that you can honour the time commitment involved, which will include several introductory training sessions and occasional further sessions. Ongoing support is provided.
Yasha exists because of the generosity of the community in offering resources, whether time or otherwise, to put its arms around some of the most vulnerable women in our midst.
If you are able to support us financially, we would be extremely grateful. Many grants are not available to us because of our Christian ethos, and we have made a decision not to receive lottery funding because we see this as part of the cycle of exploitation and false hope that has had such a grip on our city. For more information about how to support us financially, click here.
Becoming more aware
Prostitution tends to be one of the more hidden wounds in a community. In her book Lamentations and the Tears of the World, Kathleen O’Connor writes that:
“The first condition of healing is to bring the pain and suffering into view”
And it seems one place we might start is by becoming more aware.