What we do...
The Women’s Support Centre (WSC) works with women whose lives are affected by the Criminal Justice system—both those who have served a sentence and those that are in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with, the Criminal Justice system. The WSC is based in Woking.
The project workers at the Centre support their clients to recognise and address their needs with the aim of reintegrating back into the community and leading a more stable life.
The WSC works closely with a number of organisations including all of the Surrey local authorities, the police, NHS Surrey, the National Probation Service and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company.
Taking the most hurt people out of society and punishing them in order to teach them how to live within society is, at best, futile.
Whatever else a prisoner knows, she knows everything there is to know about punishment because that is exactly what she has grown up with.
Whether it is childhood sexual abuse, indifference, neglect; punishment is most familiar to her.
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For more information on any of our services, please contact the centre on 01483 726621.
Feedback from women supported by the Women’s Support Centre:
(I was) able to focus on action required to make changes.
I actually dread to think how my life path would have gone if I’d not met my counsellor … I’m not the person who walked in those doors many months ago!
It gives people a second chance in life because everyone makes mistakes.
The programme has helped me deal with problems head on and has stopped me from getting into trouble again.
(I) learned how to deal with situations in a different way.