Charity Name: Contact

Contact is a charity offering more than just a place to stay. We provide a hostel as a home, which is safe and secure and staffed twenty-four hours a day for vulnerable young women aged 16 – 19, in the Manchester area, benefiting 27 people per year. The ethos of Contact is very simply to provide for each young person “what any good parent would do”. We offer support and help to move on to a better and happier future, with 7 residential places in the main house and 1 place in an adjacent independence bungalow. We also provide an informal outreach service for the young women who have moved into more independent accommodation.

We help young women to re-connect with society and get back into education, employment or training, helping them to come to terms with the past and to build a better future.

The young women referred to us come from a range of backgrounds which includes relationship breakdowns, fleeing domestic violence, oppressive family regimes, forced marriages, threatened abduction, physical and emotional abuse. They all carry the scars of rejection, trauma and loss.

Young people are helped to realise their unique worth, enjoy and achieve and be helped towards maximising their potential, where many of the young people may come from chaotic lifestyles and backgrounds. We also help the youngsters to work through gaps in their childhood by having fun days out, marking birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations through our Good memories fund to contrast with what may have otherwise been a sad and lonely childhood.

We also assist our young people with the hardship fund which provides funding for clothing, fares, birth certificates ID. This fund helps to establish much needed identity and accelerates independence.

Giveacar and its donors are proud supporters of Contact, as they work hard at providing support to vulnerable women. If you’re planning to scrap or sell your car, give a car instead to help them continue to support women in need. Make a difference with Contact when you donate your car to charity.


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