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THE EBONISTA SERVICES

Supporting our sisters to

survive

and thrive

A frontline team led by women with years of professional and personal experience working to bridge the gap in service provision.

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WHY "EBONISTA"?

It started as a

now

thought,

it's

reality.

A combination of Ebony+Sister. We support women from every race however grassroot agencies focusing on Black women are desperately needed. Our tag line “Supporting Our Sisters To Survive And Thrive” is based on a quote by Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style”.

 

This sums up our ethos that it’s not just about surviving an abusive relationship but moving on to a thriving life.

compassion.

THE EBONISTA VISION

is

At the heart of Ebonista

The Ebonista Project is a Community Interest Company that provides emotional and practical support to women and children who have been subjected to domestic abuse.

 

We extend a warm welcome to women from all backgrounds but as a grassroots agency led by Black female survivors, we are able to advocate and bridge the gap for women of African and Caribbean heritage who have struggled to access mainstream services due to a lock of cultural understanding in our society following decades of systemic racism. This is historical across many service areas including health, criminal justice, education and housing and there are significant failings in the very system supposed to support vulnerable communities.

 

Our mission is to support and empower women who have faced such trauma and to educate and raise awareness through group work and 1-2-1 sessions.

 

The Ebonista service is client-led which ensures that each individuals’ voice is heard and valued. We work with the client and other agencies where required to create a person-centred plan of support where women can make informed choices about their journey of survival and onwards to a life free from abuse.

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TEAM

THE EBONISTA TEAM

Different

Shapes

& Sizes

A diverse team representing a diverse community

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68

72%

52

1

WOMEN CURRENTLY

BEING SUPPORTED

OF OUR CURRENT CLIENTS HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18

WOMEN ATTENDED ONLINE PROGRAMMES WITH US SINCE APRIL 2020

DEDICATED TEAM

GET INVOLVED

Your Support Is

Invaluable

Every penny, every hour and every act of support we receive from people just like you adds to the great change we are making in women’s lives. We are continually grateful for all of your support and as a not for profit organisation we rely heavily on grants and the generosity of our donors to continue running this vital service. We thank you.

Volunteer With Us

We are currently looking for volunteers to run our social media accounts.

 

Please email an expression of interest to Shenel at:

support@theebonistaproject.org.uk

if you would like to know more about this role.

Current Vacancies

There are no current vacancies, please keep checking for opportunities to join our team.

Donations

One off and regular financial donations are always welcome.

Please contact us for more information.

Target – £500
Current amount raised – (tbc)

Fundraising

To discuss fundraising opportunities please contact us on 07306 088816.

Practical Items

We are currently in need of the following items for clients:

  • Children’s books and toys (all ages in good condition

  • Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty products

  • Nappies and baby wipes

 

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