The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has visited the Young Women’s Housing Project (YWHP).
Based in Sheffield, YWHP aims to address issues affecting vulnerable young women and girls, their relationships with peers and parents, and the associated risks of becoming victims and in some circumstances of becoming perpetrators.
The project is targeted at young women and girls affected by or at risk of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or exploitation, and parents experiencing or at risk of violence and abuse from their children.
The VRU has supported YWHP with £17,779 of grant funding through its Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund, and visited to meet with staff members and talk about their work.
Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls is a priority for the VRU, and we recognise the importance of early intervention and support programmes like the Young Women’s Housing Project in addressing this issue.
“YWHP provides support through a range of interventions focusing on healthy relationships and conflict resolution, as well as providing therapeutic support such as counselling.
“This supports the VRU’s aim to prevent and reduce Violence Against Women and Girls, and I’m pleased that the VRU has been able to provide funding for YWHP through our grant fund.”