The Athena Project
Housing and Homelessness
Introduction to Service
The Athena Project is a therapeutic community for women in challenging circumstances at different points of transition. It provides 24-hour recovery focused accommodation for women experiencing homelessness who may be sleeping rough, leaving custody or be experiencing homelessness in hospital or in unsupported hostel type accommodation. These women typically may have a diverse range of presenting needs, symptomatic of domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, poor mental health and at risk of self-harm.
The project is for this group of marginalised women who need a safe place to stay with services specifically tailored to the individual’s needs, working intensively with them over a 90-day recovery journey.
Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible, particularly to women who cannot access mainstream refuge and supported accommodation because of additional support needs.
- Eight self-contained modern apartments over two floors
- One-to-one support and therapeutic interventions including counselling, CBT and DBT
- Group work focusing on life skills such as money management
- Support to find move on accommodation
How to access
This service is open to women across the North East.
To make a referral please contact Sophie Joyce, project lead, on Sophie.email@example.com or Tel: 07855229518
How to contact
For general enquires please contact Angela Lamonte, project lead, using the details below.
07812 673 755
Are you eligible?
The Athena Project is available to women across the North East.