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A Way Out could not continue to run without the generous support of those who give financially to support its life-changing work in Teesside.

We love what we do at A Way Out and we love seeing lives transformed. But the hard truth is that we cannot expect to keep going without the support of people outside of the charity.

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When Katie was eleven, she lived in a home where she witnessed domestic violence daily. Maybe due to this neglect, at the age of 13, she was exposed to a paedophile, who raped her. At 14 the effect of the constant violence and trauma began to affect Katie’s behaviour and she became “problematic” in school. At 15 Katie began drinking, smoking and cutting herself. She left school early without any qualifications. When her dad began to turn the violence that her mum had suffered onto her, she ran away. By 19, Katie was living in a hostel.

Because of her vulnerability, older men began to groom her for sex. She was offered attention and love and she responded by giving them what theyv wanted. One of these men introduced her to drugs. Katie is now addicted to drugs. She is 20 years old and tonight she will sell her body for sex.

We believe that we can stop this from happening. We must begin to restore hope to the hopeless, so that Katie will have a very different future from their past. Today Katie needs a friend.

Will you become a friend to Katie and support the work of A Way Out?

Katie’s story represents hundreds of girls trapped in addiction, poverty and abuse. There is a way out BUT we can’t do it without your support.

£10 a month provides access to a drop in session for a vulnerable women or a women exploited through prostitution.

£15 a month provides access to both day time and evening drop in sessions for a women exploited through prostitution.

£20 a month provides for 18 emergency food parcels accessed through our drop in session.

£40 per month would provide a weekly 1:1 mentoring provision for a vulnerable young person.

One off donations of over £100, or more, could help provide a therapeutic programme for a group of women from our case load, or help towards the cost of a residential visit for the vulnerable young people we work with.

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