Yasha support women affected by prostitution to find sustainable routes out of this lifestyle.
They recognise that prostitution is often symptomatic of issues around abuse, trauma and deprivation in a woman’s life, and as such is frequently associated with addiction and shame.
Their aim is to offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to find pathways to freedom.
Their Wednesday afternoon drop-in in Burslem remains open during the present crisis to provide food, toiletries and clothes, and to offer emotional support and practical advice about other avenues of assistance at this difficult time. They are also available to offer support by appointment.
Volunteering opportunities are advertised on our website. Yasha normally have clear pathways for volunteering and training, but at this unprecedented time they are having to think more creatively to respond to needs on the ground as they develop. Their volunteer base has significantly decreased and they are keen to recruit more people.
Yasha are not looking for experts but women with big hearts who are good listeners, and who are teachable and and non-judgmental.
- Volunteers to help at the Wednesday drop-in 12-4pm. This would involve helping us host a space for vulnerable women – making drinks, setting up craft activities, building relationships through supportive listening. Volunteers require DBS checks to be done.
- Volunteers to deliver food/toiletry parcels
Volunteers to bake items such as cakes and biscuits for the fortnightly Wednesday drop-in.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact us and we will assess their suitability accordingly.