Can you help find a new home for Mums In Need?

1st August 2019

Mums In Need is a small, Sheffield-based registered charity that helps vulnerable mums who have escaped emotionally abusive relationships.

We provide women with face-to-face support to help them get the support they need, overcome their fears and rebuild their lives. Mums In Need became a registered charity just a little over a year ago. Unfortunately, our contract at our current home at City Road expires in Jan 2020 and we will essentially be homeless. As yet, we have not been able to access funds to pay for the use of a space. We need to urgently source some premises to continue our service as we provide support to a group of vulnerable mums, which would be significantly affected with a loss of space. The ideal space size would be 750-1000 sq ft as we are accommodating 6 desks for 6 people. Do you know of any unused space or office units that may be available in either the long or short term to house Mums In Need? If you think you may be able to help us in any way at all, please do get in touch! Ideally, we would be hoping for at least two separate offices and an area for visitors/ service users and a kitchen as we provide drinks and food for our service users when hosting events such as coffee mornings, support sessions and assessments etc. We have also established a charity shop in our space as we have so many donations and it is crucial to our fundraising alongside our online sales through various marketplaces. For this shop to be accommodated on a premises would be an absolute bonus of course, but that would be an additional area of space to the office space requested herein, about 30 sq ft. However, the absolute bottom line requirements for this service to continue running would be: An office space that could accommodate 6 people A meeting/interview room that is sufficiently private to enable us to carry out assessments with our vulnerable mums. Access to kitchen and toilets Please note: We have been operating for 2.5 years and we already have all of our own furniture in order for us to hold weekly team meetings, monthly social media meetings, quarterly board meetings. We would be able to pay our own bills, or make a contribution if sharing space with another organisation. Longer term we hope to secure funding that would help us source a permanent home, but at such a critical stage for our services, we are relying on your help to keep supporting those who rely on us! No doubt it will be a difficult time, but if we plan well we can hopefully make the transition to MIN's next accommodation as smooth as possible. If you need more information please contact Suzanne on chair@mumsinneed.com  who can assist you. Please watch the video below to learn more about the support that Mums In Need have offered to their clients. https://player.vimeo.com/video/241185993

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