We are a Christian project, walking alongside women who are working in the Sex Industry.
Our aim is to offer friendship and support to women in a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory way, whilst nurturing self-worth and giving help to access the appropriate services if necessary.
The purpose of Restore’s outreach is to offer a pastoral service to those affected by the Sex Industry and our vision is to demonstrate God’s love to women. The team will seek to build genuine relationships, and where appropriate offer prayer. We also seek to meet immediate needs and refer to appropriate services and agencies when needed.
Safe Families for Children (Safe Families) works hand-in-hand with children’s services to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer them help and support.
When a crisis strikes a family with children, its effects can be devastating. Many of us would turn to relatives and friends for support but some families can be really isolated with nobody there to help them. Stabilising families before they reach a breaking point is key to reducing the number of children who need to go into care. An award-winning charity, Safe Families has benefitted over 6000 children since it was launched in the UK in 2013.
Saffires is a Christian charity which supports women who work in Leicester’s sex industry. We do this by providing confidential care, friendship, practical help, signposting to appropriate services and opportunities to make positive life changes.
“The name ‘Saffires’ is inspired by the gem stones, sapphires – we changed the spelling on purpose to be unique! Sapphires form under the earth in darkness and under great pressure. When the stones are cut in a special way, they reflect light in a star shape. We all face darkness and difficulty in our lives. We believe people can to come into a place of light where they reflect God’s beauty. All women are made as precious, individuals and each of us have great worth. We wanted our name to reflect this truth.”
Storehouse isn’t just a food outlet for the most marginalised in our city, it is a source of companionship and a place where people can be supported and loved.
What is Storehouse?
Every Thursday from 6pm, from Ozzy Road Baptist Church, up to 100 guests are provided with a hot meal lovingly served with a big dose of support and friendship. Derby City Mission is now overseeing the project with Reach Church Derby remaining as a prayer and financial partner.
The organisation was founded in response to the needs of refugees arriving in the UK and the stories they shared of their lives and their journeys. Through building relationships with those from refugee communities we were able to identify their needs and the best ways to respond.
We believe that making those who are fleeing war, persecution, and conflict feel welcome will give the best possible chance of integration, support and opportunities to rebuild their lives. One of the best resources a refugee can have to help them settle in their new home is a good social network. Friendships and connectedness can help overcome the many challenges faced by those seeking refuge.