Anawim supports women and their children, who are involved in and around prostitution, offending behaviour, drug abuse and sexual exploitation using a holistic women centred approach delivered in a non-judgemental, supportive environment. It provides packages of personal, tailored support that help women to address a range of emotional and practical issues, improve self-esteem, and develop the personal confidence and life skills to make positive choices, find opportunities to work in mainstream employment and be active citizens.
The name Anawim is a Hebrew word meaning “Those who are so marginalised, oppressed and so low in self-worth that they are bent over – the poorest of the poor.”
The project was initiated in 1986 by two sisters of Our Lady of Charity to support sex workers operating in Balsall Heath, at that time one of the main “red light” districts in Birmingham
228 Mary Street
Tel: +44 (0) 121 440 5296