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ABOUT THE EBONISTA PROJECT

Supporting our sisters to survive and thrive

A frontline team led by women with years of professional and personal experience working to bridge the gap in service provision.

WHY "EBONISTA"?

It started as a thought, now it's reality.

A combination of Ebony+Sister. We support women from every race however grassroot agencies focusing on Black women are desperately needed. Our tag line “Supporting Our Sisters To Survive And Thrive” is based on a quote by Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style”.

This sums up our ethos that it’s not just about surviving an abusive relationship but moving on to a thriving life.

THE EBONISTA VISION

At the heart of Ebonista is compassion

The Ebonista Project is a Community Interest Company that provides emotional and practical support to women and children who have been subjected to domestic abuse.

We extend a warm welcome to women from all backgrounds but as a grassroots agency led by Black female survivors, we are able to advocate and bridge the gap for women of African and Caribbean heritage who have struggled to access mainstream services due to a lock of cultural understanding in our society following decades of systemic racism. This is historical across many service areas including health, criminal justice, education and housing and there are significant failings in the very system supposed to support vulnerable communities.

Our mission is to support and empower women who have faced such trauma and to educate and raise awareness through group work and 1-2-1 sessions.

The Ebonista service is client-led which ensures that each individuals’ voice is heard and valued. We work with the client and other agencies where required to create a person-centred plan of support where women can make informed choices about their journey of survival and onwards to a life free from abuse.

The Ebonista Team

Different Shapes & Sizes

A diverse team representing a diverse community

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Shenel Davis

Founder & Managing Director

Chyna Nnadede

Director

Veronica Glasgow

Support Worker

Fiona MacNeil

Funding & Finance Officer

Ambren Begum

Helpline Officer

Diavian Morris

Admin & Marketing Officer

THE EBONISTA FUTURE

Services of Impact

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Our Helpline Services

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Outreach Services

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Our Third Party Injunctions

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Life changing Programmes

THE EBONISTA STATS

Your support shifts these stats in the right direction. Can you help today?

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WOMEN CURRENTLY BEING SUPPORTED

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OF OUR CURRENT CLIENTS HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18

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WOMEN ATTENDED ONLINE PROGRAMMES WITH US SINCE APRIL 2020

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DEDICATED TEAM

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Your Support Is Invaluable

Every penny, every hour and every act of support we receive from people just like you adds to the great change we are making in women’s lives. We are continually grateful for all of your support and as a not for profit organisation we rely heavily on grants and the generosity of our donors to continue running this vital service. We thank you.

Volunteer With Us

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions: … (list coming soon)

Current Vacancies

There are no current vacancies, please keep checking for opportunities to join our team

Donations

One off and regular financial donations are always welcome.

We are trying to raise funds to run a Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit online with 6 women who have been subjected to such trauma.

Please contact us for more information.

Target – £500
Current amount raised – (tbc)

Fundraising

To discuss fundraising opportunities please contact us on 07306 088816.

Practical Items

We are currently in need of the following items for clients:

– Children’s books and toys (all ages in good condition

– Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty products

– Nappies and baby wipes