London and Southeast
The BeatBullying Group – MindFull (£24,638)
The BeatBullying Group is a social action charity serving vulnerable young people. MindFull is a digital service for young people aged 11 to 17 who are looking to access real-time wellbeing and mental health support, information, advice, and guidance. Designed by young people for young people, MindFull’s primary goal is to prevent and treat abuse in children and youth through online counselling services. HFC funds will support an online counsellor.
www.beatbullying.org and www.cybermentors.org.uk
Centrepoint Soho Limited – Healthy Relationships Coordinator (£30,000)
Centrepoint Soho is a nonprofit organization that serves homeless youth in London. The Healthy Relationships Coordinator works with the Health and Wellbeing team to provide both group support and one-to-one support for young homeless clients. Many of these young people have been exposed to domestic violence and sexual and emotional abuse, and the coordinator’s goal is to help them feel safer in their personal relationships. HFC funds will support the Healthy Relationships Coordinator.
Family Matters – Changing Young Lives (£33,285)
Family Matters is a sexual abuse and rape therapy/support charity in the UK. The Changing Young Lives program provides specialist therapy for young people who have been sexually abused and parenting sessions for the non-offending caregiver. The program’s primary goal is to help young clients heal from their trauma and support the clients’ parents to play a key role in their children’s recovery. HFC funds will support a specialist therapist, counsellors, and ancillary costs. HFC funds will also support sexual abuse prevention presentations to adolescents using the Stay Safe Stay Connected app.
Imara CIC – PICT Pilot (£29,997)
Imara is a not-for-profit social enterprise in the UK that serves child abuse victims and their families. The PICT Pilot program will pilot a new therapeutic intervention, the Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT) for children and teenagers who have experienced abuse. PICT is a talk therapy model with a flexible structure adapted to each client’s individual needs and created specifically to help children and youth recover from the trauma of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. HFC funds will support a Trauma Link Worker to develop and establish the PICT pilot and evaluate its effectiveness. Funds will also support an apprentice to fundraise and support the teenage group.
Kids Company – High Risk Outreach Keyworker (£39,904)
Kids Company is a multi-service charity that provides support to vulnerable inner-city children. The High Risk Outreach Keyworker builds trusting relationships, provides consistent support, and coordinates wrap-around services for high risk and disengaged young people. The Keyworker is often the only genuine carer that the child or young person has in their lives. The primary goal of the program is to stabilize and reduce the incidence of trauma for vulnerable young people. HFC funds will support one full-time Keyworker.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation – Young People Project (£23,250)
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to tackling child sexual abuse. The Young People Project provides intervention services for young people who have displayed problematic sexual behavior online or in the real world as well as intervention services for their families. The primary goal of the program is to help young people displaying problematic sexual behavior prevent an escalation or reoccurrence of the behavior. HFC funds will support practitioners to provide the intervention services.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - Letting the Future In (£18,900)
The NSPCC is a children’s charity specializing in child protection. The Letting the Future In program provides a wide range of intensive therapy (e.g. talk therapy, play therapy, art therapy, among others) to children and young people who have been sexually abused. The primary goal of the program is help children and young people move on from their abuse and go on to live happy and fulfilled lives. HFC funds will support a Children’s Practitioner.