Whilst around 26% of homeless people who have accessed support services are women, only around 11% of homeless accommodation in England offers women-only provision – we think this needs to change.
In 2018, we opened White Heather House, our first women’s only hostel. White Heather House offers women a safe place to recover from the streets and regain their strength so that they can take steps towards a new life away from the streets.
At HARP, we offer women access to:
Women-only peer support groups
Confidence boosting activities
HARP Property development manager
"We want to create an environment enabling women to regain confidence and skills, empowering them to take charge of their lives and overcome homelessness for good"
“Because the majority of known homeless people are men, in most services there has been an unconscious movement to caring more towards men. But now, with White Heather House, we are doing the conscious thing and catering to women.”
Marie came to HARP when she found herself homeless after spending time in a mental health hospital. Marie has overcome addiction and issues with her mental health and is now supporting female residents at HARP as a volunteer.