Foundation provides vital support for domestic abuse victims.
Local victims of domestic abuse are to be helped to turn their lives around using the power of football.
In a pioneering programme delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation, vulnerable men will be offered mentoring and guidance sessions.
The project has been made possible by a grant from ‘Day For Life’ – a campaign by the Catholic Church to bring an end to domestic violence.
The support means the Foundation team will be able to work with up to 20 men throughout this year helping them to transform their lives.
The individuals will join the programme following referral from local partners in the community. The highly skilled Foundation team will then provide one-to-one support including confidence building as well as support with practical skills and qualifications to improve their employment opportunities.
This will empower the men to rebuild their lives, often after extremely unsettling times, and to go on to lead a normal lifestyle and get back into work.
The Community Foundation will be using the power and language of football to connect with the participants and provide a powerful springboard to enable them to take positive action.
To find out more about the Foundation’s new ‘Day For Life’ programme, including information on how you or someone you know can be referred onto it, people are advised to contact Chris McNally by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Development Manager at the Foundation, Matt Agnew, is proud the organisation can run such an important project for local people. He said: “The Day for Life programme is a fantastic initiative. It’s offering real tangible support to people in our community who really need it, and giving them a chance to live a happy, successful life regardless of previous challenges they may have faced.”
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