is a humbling and encouraging aspect of A Way Out’s working environment – basic qualities of kindness, decency and generosity.
One thing about “goodness” is that it is infectious! The women and young people who receive assistance from our services often desire to “pass on” the generous love and support they receive. Recently a group of young people benefitting from our Youth Service volunteered to help Billingham Foodbank; women from our caseload supported when A Way Out hosted a recent meeting of national influence – the women bravely spoke individually to raise awareness of the strengths of the organisation and challenges they themselves face.
Recognition is also an sustaining encouragement, Barry Coppinger, Police Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, recently stated, “A Way Out are doing ground-breaking work and are an important part of the solution in supporting vulnerable women trapped in survival sex work, addiction and poverty. I’m delighted that recent visitors from a government department were able to witness first-hand the excellent partnership and multi-agency work in Cleveland and I encouraged them to consider using A Way Out as a blueprint for services across the country.”
“Goodness” cascades from the very top of our organisation, governed by gifted and professional volunteer Trustees. We are particularly delighted to welcome Rob Thompson of Thirteen to the A Way Out board, bringing a wealth of valuable experience. Daily our services are delivered by dependable hard working staff, sustained by the goodwill and dedication of trained volunteers and donations and support from the community near and far.
To top off our good news, this month secured the formal appointment of Sarah McManus to the role of CEO. Having undertaken an interim role for the past 6 months, Sarah epitomises the qualities of kindness, decency and generosity, and has already demonstrated to be a strong and innovative leader.
Would you like to spread this infectious “goodness” and be part of A Way Out’s good news? Contact 01642 655071 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about volunteering or supporting