Equality and Empowerment- Supporting Families

This project is delivered in partnership and funded by the Portuguese charity Associação Corações Com Coroa. It aims to support families experiencing challenging situations, reduce situations of social and family vulnerability, through the offer of a comprehensive support service. The project will run a range of workshops on Parenting, Citizenship and Budget Management, Counselling and One to One Support.

Open Doors

October 2017 to July 2021

This project is a three years project, consisting of 14 workshops per year and includes Music and Art Therapy, moral and practical support.  The project is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). It run on Saturdays and aims to empower and support Lusophone women.

 Music and Art Therapy helps to solve relationship difficulties, develop assertiveness skills and increase confidence, self-esteem, psychological, emotional, physical and mental well-being. This project is delivered in partnership with Lambeth Music Therapy.

“This project and the creative sessions are very helpful for people to explore emotions in a safe, friendly way. It helped me identify the things that are positive in my life”. – IP

Strengthening Families

March to October 2017

The Strengthening Families Project is a series of workshops, aiming to empower women through strategies that can be used in all areas of life. Workshops are informal and relaxed, starting with lunch, group discussion and activities. The benefits of attending these workshops include finding out about sources of support, learning from each other, build strategies to deal with life or family challenges.

“I started to come to the workshops with my friend who invited me. I love it. It is really good for me to be  with  other people. We learned so much. I don’t want the workshops to end”. – IF


Our Forums aim to raise awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on the family, individuals the community and society at large. Forums are an opportunity to explore the role of the community in combating and preventing domestic abuse in the Portuguese speaking community.