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It could be you!

New advert 2022 2022 Daytime Outreach and Support Worker (updated) You’re not too late – there’s still time to join our team of Outreach & Support Workers on a full or part-time basis. Please do call us for a chat about it, however small your interest is, as we always love the chance to connect … Read more

Room for 1 more…

Would you like to be the next member of our team? Have a look at our Job description below and get in touch if you’re interested. 2022 Daytime Outreach and Support Worker Outreach and Support worker advert 2022

Woohoo!

We are celebrating our largest ever grant! For the next FIVE years we will be enjoying the financial support of the National Lottery Community Fund. Many funders paused their multi-year funding during the height of the pandemic, so our funding became quite short-term, which isn’t ideal. Securing this funding over many years provides a very … Read more

Christmas Joy!

Happy Christmas, the season of peace, love and true hope. As we do each year, individual gifts were given out at our Christmas Party, yet again expertly hosted by social enterprise The Barn Coffee Shop at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. Thanks to our supporters’ generosity we have also distributed 35 festive food parcels. It might … Read more

Wheel Appeal

I’m not sure if every cloud has a silver lining, but this one certainly did! 10 weeks after our Joanna Caddy van was written off, we took delivery of this fabulous vehicle. Huge gratitude to our generous supporters, with special mention to Leeds Rotary Club and The Clothworkers’ Foundation for their grant. Every day this … Read more

New group for new growth

In June we launched our first ever ‘Step Up’ group. Meeting up weekly at Joanna House, the select few are engaging with their recovery in creative ways. Together the women have set their own goals, are sharing their experiences reflectively, learning together and undertaking therapeutic activities with input from staff with occupational therapy expertise and … Read more

“Together we can do great things” – Mother Theresa

We are looking forward to the day we can take this notice off our door and fully reopen our Sanctuary. We are however pleased that for the past year we have managed to continue face to face frontline working, albeit in an adapted way. In fact, we have been able to have contact with more … Read more

265km Challenge

  On the 24th-25th October 2020 White Rose Rotary members are aiming to complete over 265km collectively, through walking, swimming, cycling, running, paragliding and even rollerblading. This will be the equivalent distance of completing: Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Europe’s Mont Blanc and the UK’s Three Peaks Trek! This is all … Read more

Thankful for Finances

You wait for ages…then 2 come along at once! Throughout the Covid-19 period we have persevered with numerous grant applications and are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded two. Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to redesign our service as it is … Read more

Is Joanna Project still open?

In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Joanna Project remains open to support women with multiple disadvantages who are in need. We have closed our sanctuary drop-in, in accordance with social distancing guidance. However, we are now very busy delivering supplies and medication to women in the community, helping them to receive medical and addiction … Read more