Ella's provides support to women across London and beyond as they work through the trauma of their experiences. Each woman works with a caseworker to navigate the complexities of recovery, providing access to essential services so they can continue to live in freedom.
The support we offer varies greatly depending on the situation and we take a very holistic approach in our casework. Here are some examples of the help we can offer:
Access to counselling and psychological therapies
Access to medical care
Access to welfare and benefits
Accompaniment to appointments
Education or skills training through partner organisations
Finding routes to employment
Housing and relocation
Access to legal assistance
Obtaining National Insurance Numbers
Opening bank accounts
Emergency food and clothing
Emergency funds and stipends for women who do not receive public funds
Due to an evident and growing need, we opened our first safe house in 2016, in addition to our work in the community. In the home we provide individually tailored care to each woman, and work with her to encourage independent living.
Through Ella's, women gain a sense of community and belonging and the space to define their own future free of exploitation. Our aim is to pair each woman with a volunteer befriender and we regularly take the women on day/weekend trips. We also work with others to provide exercise classes, social gatherings, courses and workshops.
“They solved my problems like they were their own. The best support system anyone could wish for. Sometimes I ask myself ‘what did I do to deserve this?’ No-one has treated me with such affection and love since my mum.”
(beneficiary of Ella’s)
Our office address:
Ella’s, (3Space), Keeton's Rd, Bermondsey, London SE16 4EE
Ella’s is a project of Kahaila, a charity registered in England and Wales, charity registration number: 1138653