The Halo Project was established in 2011 in response to a gap in service provision, for Black and Minoritised women and girls experiencing or at risk of domestic and sexual abuse and violence. Since launch we are proud to have supported over 3000 women from over 49 different ethnicities, we have helped them to move from a situation of untenable violence to a life free from abuse. The Halo Project strive to support survivors through their programmes to ensure survivors are believed, protected, supported and empowered to live independent and fulfilled lives.
Our specialist support hub provides specialist advice and information to those at risk of abuse and survivors and to professionals.
The Halo Project are invested in the long-term eradication of cultural-based abuse and sexual violence through education. Since launch, we have provided accredited training to thousands of professionals spanning sister Violence Against Women and Girls services, Police, Social Care, Education and the Criminal Justice system. Through our Halo Hubs, we work with universities and students to raise awareness on campus to break the cycle of intergenerational abuse perpetrating.
Our unique experience and understanding of Black and Minoritised women and girls, equipped us with the insight to launch a 2020 Police Super Complaint. Highlighting the systemic failures our clients face which has provided momentum to evoke national change. We are experienced professionals who can help with independent safeguarding reviews, domestic homicide reviews and influencing policy changes which meet the needs of diverse groups.
Student Halo Hubs are a partnership and alliance between education providers, students and the Halo Project. This unique relationship works collaboratively to tackle some of the most challenging hidden harms faced by women and girls including forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and honour-based violence. Halo Hubs have been operating since 2014 and we have since evolved into a network of Halo Hubs across the UK.
“Future generations and leaders can change societal attitudes and embed real change to end violence against women and girls. This pioneering, student-led programme has enabled this change through education, awareness and training programmes”
CEO & Founder of the Halo Project.
Community Education Programmes
The Halo Project identified a national gap in service provision for BME victims and survivors of abuse, they informed us their needs were not being met, nor understood by mainstream domestic abuse education programmes.
The Halo Hope Programme was created and written by the Halo Project with its survivors. Its aim being to increase awareness and through trauma informed community education to empower women and girls to prevent and break the cycle of domestic and sexual abuse in the future, most importantly it aims to and is proven to aid victim recovery.
The programme delivery to victims and survivors includes 6 modules which helps participants to recognise abuse, understand the impact on them and their children and why leaving can be so difficult. The dynamics of honour-based abuse are explored, where to seek help and support and how to keep safe whilst increasing their confidence and self-esteem.
This specialist programme aids recovery for people affected by trauma and helps them to recognise and acknowledge abuse of any type is legally, morally and culturally unacceptable. The Halo Project have also created Halo Exhale (trauma informed 9-week programme offering stress and anxiety reduction strategies), Halo Budgeting, First Steps To Work and Everyday English courses. Please get in touch for further information.
The Halo Project Charity provides specialist emergency accommodation to those escaping from domestic and sexual abuse, with or without children. A highly trained Halo caseworker is assigned to provide you with the necessary help and support to aid with your journey to recovery and safety. If space is not available in Halo Homes, we will help you find a safe space elsewhere.
We take referrals from individuals fleeing abuse and from professionals and have facilities for people with disabilities. We work with all our women to ensure we provide an inclusive and accessible service.
To provide survivors with cultural, emotional and practical support to recover from their trauma and to help them to gain the skills to live a safe, independent and fulfilled life.
To advocate and challenge embedded attitudes and beliefs for future generations through work in communities to raise awareness whilst informing and educating professionals
Live in a society free from all cultural violence against black and minoritised women and girls including forced marriage, honour-based abuse and female genital mutation.
As a by and for service, our Survivors Forum plays a vital role in evolving, developing and delivering our service model and further aims to amplify our Women and Girls voices, everything we have achieved has been thanks to their input and commitment to help others in the future
We have an experienced team of women from a range of backgrounds, all of our staff are female and they support women with all aspects of their practical safety and emotional wellbeing. Our offices are a women only space.
Whilst our team works with various agencies to advocate on the behalf of women, we recognise that they may be referred on to services where a male worker might be provided. We do our best to ensure that women are provided with a female worker and would always advocate for women to have this choice.
Our female only team includes: -
Charity Trustee Board
Chief Officer and Training, Safeguarding, Commercial and Partnership Directors
Office, Safe Housing /Refuge and Administrative Team
“Violence against women and girls in all its forms has no place in our society. The root causes erode our communities and destroy the prospects for us to live in a world fear free. There is no class system for abuse but what we do know is that some voices remain excluded, and one thing we can be sure of is Black and minoritised women and girls do not receive equitable provision - so we at Halo Project must exist for them, to ensure that protection always comes before race, religion, or identity.”
Yasmin Khan, Director