Date: March 15, 2022
Here at Smart Works Newcastle, we are proud to work alongside other organisations that empower, inspire and support North East women.
Below are just a few female focused organisations that you should know about!
Women’s Street Watch
Created in response to the murder of Sarah Everard, Women’s Street Watch’s aim is simple; keep women safe at night. By handing out water bottles, phone chargers and helping women get home from a night out, Women’s Street Watch are a welcome addition to Newcastle’s city centre.
The Angelou Centre
Based in Fenham, The Angelou centre provide black and minoritised women with a range of holistic support, covering wellbeing, discrimination, skills development and more. Established 25 years ago The Angelou Centre are one of the few black led women’s organisations in the North East.
The Girls Network
The Girls Network aims to empower and support girls from disadvantaged communities, by partnering them with a mentor. Across 12 months their mentor – and others in the Girls Network community – empower mentees to realise their aspirations, look to the future and act as positive role models.
West End Women Girls
West End Women and Girls Newcastle based centre provides a safe place for women to gain confidence, develop skills and create positive changes in their community. From cycling, gardening, cooking and more, WEWG provide numerous activities for local women to enjoy and connect over.
Dogs Trust Freedom Project
The Freedom Project aims to help women fleeing domestic abuse by providing their dogs with a free foster home until the woman in question finds safe and secure accommodation. Dogs are placed in confidential yet loving foster homes until they are reunited with their female owner.
Based in South Shields, Bright Futures supports women aged 11-25 by providing advice and guidance in specific areas that young women may struggle with including alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health, homelessness, family relationships, school and more.
Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHIST) provides support and advice for women regarding their own – or their families – physical and/or mental health. Created by local women in 1986, WHiST aims to address the gaps in South Tyneside’s support services.