How RADICLE helps young people
We provide young homeless mothers and mothers-to-be with a safe and stable environment at a critical time in their lives. Our aim is for them to have the abilities and skills they need for confident motherhood and independent living once they leave our care. The young women are from disadvantaged backgrounds and a number have experienced trauma or violence. Becca is one example:
Becca* was 17 and pregnant when she moved into our residential service in Chiswick. She had been living with her dad and his family at the other end of the Borough but they didn’t have room for Becca and a baby.
A quiet, shy girl, Becca became increasingly withdrawn when the baby was born, spending most of her time in her room. Our staff spent time with her and her baby and eventually, over a few weeks, won her trust. Becca grew in confidence and began to make friends with the other mums. She has now been housed closer to her family and is finishing her GCSE course in Maths and English.
*for confidentiality photograph shows a different resident with a member of support staff, plus names and some details have been changed.
How you can help
We need to fundraise for the many essentials that create a comfortable home rather than a hostel including furniture, washing machines, outings, baby clothes and toys, repairs and maintenance. Your support really makes a difference:
- £250 provides a memorable birthday party for 20 young mothers and babies
- £650 equips a room with new pots and pans, a kettle, cooker, fridge and mattress
- £1,300 replaces a heavily used washing machine and tumble dryer with robust models
You can make a donation now.