Kyra Women’s Project extends service into rural areas via ambassadors

A charity that supports women in York has extended its reach into rural communities to provide support for more women in need.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 11:17 am
The Kyra Women’s Project has provided local women with ongoing practical and emotional support since 2013.

The Supporting Women in Rural Locations (SWIRL) initiative has recruited a group of volunteer ambassadors who are raising awareness and spreading the word about Kyra Women’s Project and all the services on offer, encouraging women from further afield, to connect with the charity.

The project, which is based at the Central Methodist Church in St Saviourgate, has provided local women with ongoing practical and emotional support since 2013, by offering a range of courses, therapies, life skills and social events for women who are experiencing vulnerability or social isolation, as well and those looking for support in to work.

A spokeswoman said: “Kyra’s vision is to provide non-judgemental support and information to all women. The services are tailored to support women to make the changes they need, at their own pace.

“The range of activities and services on offer demonstrates Kyra’s commitment to meet women ‘where they are’ and support them to get ‘where they want to be’.

“With a variety of classes and activities covering a diversity of subjects including Spanish, Yoga, Art, poetry, and Gardening, there is access to counselling and programmes to build self-esteem, recover from domestic violence and trauma.”

Find out more about what’s on offer and how you can get involved at www.kyra.org.uk or call 01904 632332 (please quote reference SWIRL).