“Hi Beverley, This is how I feel about Cohort4. Not only are physical hugs given, which I need and want, it’s like a big hug when I go to the lunches and when I’m not there, I know I can have a hug over the phone or via text which means everything to me as I feel loved and cared about. So that is everything to me having no proper family xxx ”
I have leaky eyes this morning after receiving this text and the accompanying image from one of our wonderful women.
1.a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit.
Family, a term that is so emotive. For some of our Cohort 4 women, this hasn’t been the safe, loving and trusted area to grow up in. Cohort 4 forms a community of women who we ask are; kind, non judgemental and inclusive. We come together to support ourselves and others. A safe environment where project leads and peer mentors ensure that we have a safe and nurturing environment to allow women to flourish, to set safe and realistic goals and to find the time to recover from their own experiences of ‘family.’