It has been 26 years since Kiran Support Services first opened its doors to Asian women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse: two decades of progress and success from which the organisation has gone from strength to strength, delivering a wide range of unique and holistic services to women and children in the Asian community.
In the past they have provided parenting programmes, training courses and counselling sessions for the women in the refuge. They have also in the past worked closely with schools, colleges, universities, children’s centres and statutory agencies.
They provide a wide range of services tailored to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse community. They have initiated many strands of work to ensure that effective support is delivered to their users.
They provide Resettlement and Outreach Services and Children Services.
They also provide help for women and children with special needs and complex needs by helping the mothers to understand and being able to support their child in this difficult time and also to the child who may be finding it hard to settle and understand what is happening.
Kiran Support Services was set up in 1990 to meet the needs of women and children from the Indian sub-continent experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Since its inception the Project has expanded its services to meet the needs of the wider Asian community and now provides a holistic range of services to its diverse client group.
Kiran Support Services believes that all women and children have the right to live free from violence and the right to leave a home or relationship where the risk of such violence exits.
Women experiencing domestic violence can be abused physically, emotionally, mentally, sexually or exploited financially. These abuses can arise in personal relationships as well as within extended families.
The services provided by Kiran Support Service are provided in a non-judgemental, non-directive form, in a culturally sensitive way, thus empowering women to make their own choices and decisions and to regain control of their lives.
Kiran Support Services provides safe, temporary accommodation to Asian women and their children and is the only agency of its kind in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. This is a service provided by Asian women for Asian women and children
“To provide a safe, nurturing space and resource of high quality, where Asian women overcoming Domestic Violence (and their children) can identify options and develop skills that enable them to take control of their lives emotionally, financially and practically”
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