WHAT IS THE couRAGEus PROJECT?
The Jewish Women’s Aid couRAGEus project collaborates with a diverse group of organisations who work with young women affected by violence and abuse.

We know that young women and girls are often overlooked or misunderstood so we work together to ensure that you get the support you deserve.

WHO CAN WE HELP?
We help young Jewish women. This includes those from across the Jewish spectrum, LGBT+ and disabled young women.

We can support you if:

  • You are aged 14-24
  • You live, work or study in any London Borough (if you are not, please give us a call and we can still support you)
  • You are worried about or have experienced violence, abuse or exploitation
  • You are experiencing trauma or emotional distress

For how to contact the Jewish Women's Aid Young Women's Service, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

WHAT WE OFFER

1:1 ADVOCACY
Advocacy is emotional and practical support which helps you to have your voice heard, ensuring you get all the resources you need to move forward.

Your advocate will work alongside you and can and help to raise concerns – for example with teachers and social workers.

We offer ‘Specialist Advocacy’ for young women who have experienced violence, and face disadvantage because of their identities.

COUNSELLING
Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk to someone 1:1 to process difficult emotions and experiences.

This can support your wellbeing by building on your personal strengths. Our specialist young women’s counsellors will listen to you, respect and believe you.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK
This is about us coming out to you to raise awareness and offer support. We offer workshops, activities and group work to increase awareness of violence and abuse, and to build young women’s resiliency. We also offer these as 1:1 sessions.

We also provide training to professionals and parents to ensure the whole community is empowered to support you.

*Our workshops have all been adapted to continue to provide them online during covid-19.*

EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME
Young women are experts in their own lives: you know best how services can support you. We have lots of opportunities for young women to help shape the support we offer whilst learning new skills. This means our work is always led by the needs and wishes of young women like you.

couRAGEus VALUES
We are committed to a better future for young women through resistance, resilience and rebellion!

We look to amplify your strengths. We see young women’s RAGE and resistance as a powerful force-not something to be silenced.

WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY!
This means we will not share information about you without your consent unless you or someone else is at risk of serious harm.

If we think we might need to share any information about you we will talk to you about this first.

WE CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!
We understand the challenges that come with the different parts of your identity as a young woman - including ethnicity, disability, class, immigration status, gender and sexual orientation. We are here to work with you to overcome these challenges.

WE SEE YOU FOR YOU!
We understand that finding the right support can be difficult. We are a diverse group of organisations who will work together to ensure you get the best support for your needs.

WE BELIEVE IN HEALING!
We understand the impact of trauma on your wellbeing and behaviour. We do not judge you because of the difficult experiences you have had. We will support you to move forward.

GETTING SUPPORT FROM US

Web Chat: Speak to a support worker on our web chat to refer you into the Young Women’s Service
Helplines: Call our helpline and ask to be referred into the Young Women’s Service
Email: Email [email protected] to be referred into the Young Women’s Service
Office: Simply call our London office and ask to speak to the support team
Or ask a teacher, social worker, mental health or CAMHS worker to refer you into our service