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Christian support for women leaving prison

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the sozo project: Christian support for women leaving prison

the sozo project Christian support for women leaving prison
The Sozo Women's Resettlement Project - Registered Charity number 1139181
Cedar House
A plan is in hand to establish the first of a series of houses in England and Wales to provide accommodation and rehabilitation for women supported by The Sozo Women's Resettlement Project. The first six-bed home will be within the Gloucestershire area for women in the greatest need. Our objective is to help them make safe and appropriate choices and learn the skills that will enable them to cope within the community. Each one will also be encouraged in building confidence and self-esteem to achieve ambitions and dreams previously considered out of reach.

The Cedar House programme will offer a 6-24 month intensive rehabilitation and reintegration scheme designed to meet individual needs and situations. A team of trained staff, volunteers and professionals will work with the women, and with community-based services, including health and welfare professionals, churches and probation and social service teams, focusing on individual goal-related care plans aimed at achieving an outcome of an independent, self-supporting and fulfilling life. The programme will have a holistic approach to include core units that enable the women to gain self-reliance in daily living skills and promote their emotional, social and spiritual well being.

Towards the end of the programme the women will be guided and assisted in moving back into the community while project support is gradually reduced to be replaced by community-based assistance where needed.
Daily Living Skills Social Skills Emotional Health Spiritual Health
  • Personal Health Care
  • Home Management
  • Community Integration
  • Money management
  • IT
  • Employment


  • Communication
  • Connecting with the community
  • Literacy Skills
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Drug & Alcohol awareness
  • Anger Awareness
  • Art therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Music
  • Self-esteem
  • Daily worship & prayer
  • Bible study
  • Discipleship Training
  • Linking in with a local church

The first Cedar House will be a pilot for a series of at least four others in selected UK locations in the years ahead as funds become available. A fundraising programme has been launched and donations are welcomed, however large or small, to reach our target of £1 million to purchase a suitable property and meet the costs of furnishing, decorating, repairs and initial staffing.
Please keep The Sozo Women's Resettlement Project and the vision of Cedar House in your prayers.
More information available from Katie Auld contact us.
Donations by post to The Sozo Project, P O Box 90 Lydney GL15 9AJ.
Cheques should be made payable to “The Sozo Project” and envelopes marked “Cedar House”.

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