Liberty Project (A Way Out)

A Way Out is one of twenty nine charities from across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, that has been awarded a grant from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which engages, empowers and equips vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviour.

The Liberty project delivers an outreach, engagement and recovery service to adult women with complex needs, who are drug and alcohol dependent, socially isolated and involved in survival sex work.

Sarah McManus, CEO of A Way Out, said: “A Way Out is so very grateful and appreciative of the grant provided through the Homeless Link in recognition and support of the vulnerable, isolated and marginalised women with whom we work.”

“A Way Out will maintain and develop our specialist Liberty Service – a trauma informed and asset based outreach, engagement and recovery service for survival sex workers that is unique in Teesside - to provide specialist support for complex, vulnerable and exploited women in Stockton and Middlesbrough.  The funding will enable A Way Out to access and secure safe accommodation for these women and support them in sustaining tenancies.  This provision is a vital aspect in empowering the women to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviour.”