Who We Are
Tamar was founded in 2013 from within All Souls Church, Langham Place, after a neighbouring charity approached us to help with outreach to sex workers in Westminster. A small volunteer team assembled that had a heart for outreach, in particular reaching people who had been trafficked, and the Tamar team was born.
What We Do
Tamar offers hope through physical, practical, emotional and spiritual support in a variety of different contexts:
- Medical appointments
- English lessons (one-to-one)
- Assistance with paperwork (e.g. NI applications)
- Provide the link to a network of local commissioned services (from health to recovery and support services)
- Help where possible with alternative work/resettlement
- Regular workplace visits
- Confidential personal advice (including formal and informal counselling)
- Home baked cakes
- Prayer for individual needs
- Journeying alongside individuals whilst they make the transition to a new life
Why We Do It
We believe that the gospel of Jesus calls us to love, support and share what we can with our neighbours, to journey alongside and build each other up. Jesus did not come to condemn, but to give life to the full. We believe that Jesus offers true freedom to everyone, and as a team we aim to love the women as Christ loves them, wholeheartedly.
The women we reach out to are often without hope. Our goal is to give them a sense of hope. Our desire is for them to know that there is support and services available in the community, and that there is someone who cares deeply about their welfare.
We aim to be a friend to those who want support, to offer non-judgmental and confidential advice, to fight against injustice, and speak up for those who don’t have a voice.
Visit Tamar's own website at tamarwestminster.org.