Launched at the end of 2019, this project is a partnership with The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid.
The Sahara project aims to reduce risk & increase safety for black and minority ethnic women & girls using quality interventions including outreach support, accredited group work, drop in support and volunteer support.
Home-Start will coordinate a volunteer peer mentor service for women as part of a ‘step down’ offer within the project. Volunteers will befriend & offer practical support to women and their children in their communities. This may include basic emotional support, practical help to get out of the home and to attend services and appointments, and practical help in the home.
We are looking for new volunteers to get involved with this project! If you would like to become a Home-Start Sahara Project volunteer you can download an application form here. If you would like more information about volunteering and the project, download our information sheet here.