Charity information

One25

A Bristol based charity which helps women break free from prostitution and rebuild their lives with family and a future.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. The charity offers a 'step away from the streets', whether for life-saving crisis support and nourishment on the night outreach van, an afternoon's care in the drop-in centre or for good through one-to-one casework.

    The women One25 support are among the city's poorest and most vulnerable individuals. Most are homeless and acutely malnourished and 99% are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol: because of this basic safety and health are neglected. The charity sees women who are deeply traumatised; first from childhood abuse and then in the violence of their adult lives working on the streets. Many have wonderful skills and potential, demonstrating creativity, peer support, humour and care, yet without One25’s long-term, holistic support it is extremely difficult for them to escape.

  • Aims

    One25 aims to:

    • Women escape street sex work and improve their quality of life, choice and control, personal dignity and respect.
    • Children are kept safe, healthy and happy in stable families, with appropriate parenting. Where possible, women and children improve relationships with their wider family.
    • Women experience better physical, sexual and mental health and lifestyle and live free from domestic abuse, street violence, drugs and alcohol.
    • Women achieve economic well-being, overcoming socioeconomic disadvantage to get a safe place to live and stable finances, including (where possible) employment.
    • Life skills: women develop skills for living and independence, including formal training, education and volunteering opportunities.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1062391

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 0117 909 4389

    Address: 140 Grosvenor Road, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8YA

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