The Women’s Community Project is a community resource for women who are:
- Aged 16 years and over
- Within the Criminal Justice System - from arrest to sentence completion
- At risk of offending
- Who have a need or vulnerability in the following resettlement pathways which may lead them towards offending:
Health (Physical or Mental Health
Skills & Employment
Drugs & Alcohol
Finance, Benefit & Debt
Children, Families & Relationships
Attitudes, Thinking & Behaviour
Victims of Sexual or Domestic Abuse
Women who have been involved in Sex Work
We offer a range of groups and classes including holistic therapies and counselling. Our current groups include Zumba, Creative writing and painting with acrylics, Reiki, Massage and reflexology, Smart recovery, anxiety management and peer support.
We also have a health and well-being café. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am-11am we have a breakfast club and every Wednesday we have a lunch club from 11am.
Our open sessions are on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-2pm. These sessions do not need an appointment. A duty worker is available during these times for seeing women that present with an area of need. We work closely with other agencies and provide onward referrals where necessary.
Referrals to the women’s community project can be made over the telephone by calling 01723 354093. Referrals are processed the next working day.
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4:30pm
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Quotes from our service users
"I’m in such a good place right now, thanks for believing in me I wouldn't be where I am without your support" (Service user feedback 2015)
"I felt so overwhelmed with my debts and the court order and everything, I didn’t know where to turn. Thanks so much for helping me to get it sorted, I feel much better and more confident now as well." (Service user feedback 2015)
"You get such a good feeling when you walk in this place, I haven't visited before and I think that’s a shame. There’s some really good work going on here which is clear to see" (Chief inspector of the North Yorkshire Police 2015)