The Perks and Pleasures of Childcare

Ding dong.  The front door bell goes off.  You go to the door to greet a shy mother with a pushchair.  They knock and bump their pushchair through the front door.  As soon as the child is out of their pushchair, they run away from you because they think you’re about to tickle them. At…

Continue reading

New Beginnings

Sophie Gower, our Senior Caseworker, shares her story and experiences of supporting survivors of human trafficking move forward with their new found freedom.   I started volunteering with the Snowdrop Project back in the beginning of 2015, so much has changed since then!  Back then there were just 3 of us working part-time and unpaid, trying…

Continue reading

A Life Changing Experience

I call it a privilege to have worked with Snowdrop before it was completely funded. I was able to witness a part of the story that most don’t have the opportunity to; the bare bones beginning, the trenches of the in-between, and the fulfilment of a dream happening right before my eyes. Working for Snowdrop…

Continue reading

All Hands on Deck

There is a big difference between a house and a home. One is simply a shelter. The other is a place of rest, comfort, and belonging. It is an expression of personality and culture. It is a space of character and meaning where memories are made. It is somewhere, sometimes the only place, where you…

Continue reading

Making that One Encounter Matter

Over the past 5 years whilst working with Snowdrop, Lara and I have had numerous people from other NGO’s to statutory and health organisations come to us and say – “I’ve never had training about trafficking.” People you would think would or should be informed: student doctors, social workers and NHS staff. A 2015 survey…

Continue reading

Puppet

Cara* was Trafficked for 6 years from the age of 13, she found that writing poetry was a way to find release from some of her traumatic experiences.

Their Place

Emily* a past client who now volunteers at the Snowdrop Project, explains what the office means to her and the individuals who use the space every day. They are just 4 ordinary office walls but what’s created inside them is far from ordinary… 31 adults and 24 children and more are massively impacted by the…

Continue reading

Harriet Tubman a Pioneer of Freedom

  To celebrate International Women’s Day Snowdrop have decided raise awareness of women who have inspired us, women who you may not have heard of, but have changed many lives.  One of those hero’s is Harriet Tubman.    Born into slavery in Maryland 1820 Harriet’s life was far from easy. From a young age she was separated from…

Continue reading

Middle of a Crossroad

Cheryl* a Snowdrop client is a truly inspirational woman who has risen to every challenge life has thrown at her. Help us to celebrate strong, incredible and resilient women like her this International Women’s Day.   Thinking back about 5 years ago I could never have imagined what my life might be like. Now I can say…

Continue reading

Helen Bamber – A Truly Inspirational Woman

Helen Bamber well-known for her lifetime pursuit of human rights for those suffering at the hands of inhumanity, was an inspirational woman and a pioneer in her field.   Helen worked tirelessly to provide rehabilitative support for survivors of torture, trafficking, slavery, the effects of war and other forms of extreme cruelty. The Helen Bamber Foundation…

Continue reading