This week, we’d like to help change the life of teenagers living in a women’s refuge in Berkshire.
Teenagers staying in this refuge had to flee their homes with their mums, because of domestic violence. They often left with no notice and have very few belongings. In the past we have helped some refuges create lovely playrooms for young children. This week, we’d like to do the same for older children.
The refuge worker told us that sometimes women with teenagers remain in the refuge for longer periods, for example if their child is taking exams. She said this is an age when they can be most at risk – especially teenage boys, as they don’t like what is happening to their mum and have sometimes intervened, getting caught in the cross fire.
With your help, we would love to buy some items that the refuges can provide for their teeenage residents to make life a little bit better for them.
The refuge worker said: “A few comforts such as this list of items can make all the difference. It also gives the message they are not alone people out there do care and they are worth it.”