Empowered women build and shape strong communities
Together Women works with women and girls who have multiple and complex needs across the North of England. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach:
Together Women is a national trailblazer in developing gender-specific, trauma-informed services for women involved with, or at risk of becoming involved with, the Criminal Justice System and support for other vulnerable women and girls.
Our service model is flexible, responsive and dynamic, underpinned by the five principles of Trauma-Informed Care
● Safety ● Choice ● Collaboration ● Trustworthiness ● Empowerment ●
Our ethos is to build on strengths rather than focusing on deficits
Our Women’s Centres in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Hull are at the heart of our services, providing a range of group programmes, training, workshops, self-help groups, counselling, and hosting co-located staff from other agencies including probation, alcohol/drug treatment, housing and Women’s Aid. We also provide extensive out-reach from premises all over West Yorkshire and Humberside, with hubs in Halifax, Wakefield, Beverley, Goole, Bridlington, Scunthorpe and Grimsby, undertaking a range of innovative projects funded from different sources and working within our local communities
We are experts in providing centres that are safe, comfortable and for women only. We aim to convey respect and compassion, honour self-determination, and enable the rebuilding of healthy interpersonal skills and coping strategies. Trauma-Informed, trained, expert staff provide holistic needs assessments, action-planning, and case management for women referred by numerous different agencies. Our staff team’s expertise is enhanced by the presence of seconded workers from trusted partner organisations, enhancing our service delivery in mental health, accommodation and peer mentoring and enhancing the support we can offer to women from marginalised communities.