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Club A2S (Arise to Shine)

Works with children and young people aged 5-18 who are showing behavioural, emotional or psychological difficulties, especially if this has started having an impact on their family life, their school experiences and their personal development.

The main aim of this project is to provide preventative services for children and young people, at an early stage to prevent crises and breakdown. We promote emotional resilience, positive mental health and social inclusion through this young peoples’ talent club.

The Club provides sessions designed to help build a generation of skilled, competent, creative and confident young people. Club A2S engages young people using a range of creative and innovative activities like drama, dancing, singing, arts, photography, life skills and homework help.

These fun and inspirational activities boost educational attainment and develop skills and abilities that enables children and young people to cope with various challenges and adversities that they face. It helps overcome exclusion through language education as English is a second language for some of them.

Focusing on empowerment, the club helps its members embrace who they really are by exploring and understanding their self- identity. The club offers after school and weekend activities run by volunteers and 2 sessional workers. Referrals are received from parents, schools, social services, family support workers and other professionals.

The Women and Family Resource Centre - Project Club A2S

The Sisters with Heart (SWH)

The Women and Family Resource Centre - Sisters with Hearts Project

(SWH) befriending project provides the opportunity for isolated African women to improve their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The main aim of this project is to provide home visits to help these women through difficult times.

Volunteer befrienders will be matched with clients to offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

The aim is to support these women with concerns related to stress, loss, loneliness, divorce, family relationship breakdown, immigration issues, drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence, depression, health worries, internet safety and parenting support.

The aim is to support these women with concerns related to stress, loss, loneliness, divorce, family relationship breakdown, immigration issues, drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence, depression, health worries, internet safety and parenting support.

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Volunteers are matched with two or three families and will visit them every week for a few hours to offer support through difficult times, for as long as it is helpful or needed. SWH helps African women break through their numerous barriers and problems and move on, by providing a bit of support and friendship.

The barriers for African women to seeking support are even greater, especially when residing in socially deprived areas such as Whitmore Reans, Heath Town and low hill where most of our beneficiaries live (Census, 2001). Insecure immigration status, Poverty, involvement in prostitution, disability, mental health issues or long term illness such as HIV & AIDS are all highly problematic issues facing African women in the area, making them more vulnerable and less likely to speak out.

The volunteers also facilitate their integration into the local community; help them to gain access to other mainstream services. Sisters with heart are dedicated to the empowerment of women to encourage them to take control of their lives by providing free services within a culturally sensitive, non-judgemental and confidential framework.

The Women and Family Resource Centre - Sisters with Hearts Project

Adopt a child

The Women and Family Resource Centre - Sisters with Hearts Project

Since 2014, The Women & Families Resource Centre set up a project called ‘Adopt a child’. With this project we sponsor children living in poverty in their own homes.

When you sponsor a child with 67p per day, your money sends them to school, helps feed them, buys the books and uniform needed for schooling, and also covers some medical needs. We named this project ‘Adopt a child’ because we want you to treat this child as your own.

We aim to build a better future for all children.

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We create a relationship between you and this child so that you can monitor their progress. You will also have a relationship with this child’s biological parents (if they are alive).

We hope that you would be able to see our vision and make a difference to that one child’s life by taking them from primary education through to University level as you would do your own child.

At WFRC, we believe that instead of trying to help all children living in poverty at once, we would make a bigger impact at helping one child at a time. Most of these children, lack the very basics in life, like food, clean water, medicine, shelter, safety, a bed of their own and most importantly education.

School would be wonderful to attend, the path out of poverty, but there is no money for school fees. You can sponsor a child in Africa and give them a future today. With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Help us make a difference today.


Be part of something great.