Shantona is currently funded by the big lottery Reaching Communities programme to provide a high-quality front-line service for victims of Domestic violence. The Asroy Project -meaning Safe Haven is for women, children, young people and families to support them to build resilience against DV or any kind of attitude by providing them a hand holding support service to make them independent and giving them the tools to empower themselves to deal with their day to day life, whilst raising awareness. Working primarily with BME, South Asian women, children, young people and families. The project will provide support to help prevent the issues from arising such as Health, Domestic violence and radicalisation.
It has been found that domestic abuse is under-reported within the South Asian community, to combat this, the aim of the Asroy Project is to raise awareness of this issue in the community and support women, children and young people and families to build resilience against any form of violence and abuse by providing them 'a handheld' support to help them become independent and give them the tools to empower themselves to deal with their day-to-day life and making informed choices for their future.
We are a specialist organisation with over 20 years' experience of working with communities from South Asia providing a number of cultural sensitive activities around parenting, healthy relationship and building resilience.