Maa Shanti supports single Asian mothers who are fleeing domestic violence. Our aims are to empower single Asian mums towards independence through building confidence, enhancing well-being, up-skilling, peer support, creating opportunities and pathways to employment.Women need support on multiple issues including; understanding their rights, accessing relevant benefits, child maintenance, employment, budgeting and safety planning. We provide support in Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.Why the community needs us
We offer a range of services, including an initial assessment, advocacy, on-going one-to-one support, signposting and action planning around key areas such as safety concerns, housing, employment and finance. We provide advocacy to empower women and we run a programme of workshops and events, which increase knowledge, improve access to relevant support, focus on mental well-being and increase participation in the local community to reduce isolation.Our impact on the community
We observe significant and lasting changes for our clients. Over time women tell us that they feel better able to manage issues such as benefits, housing and money. They find that meeting women with similar problems has made a big difference and help to widen their social network.