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Director’s Blog – January


Expansion, Expansion The last part of 2018 was a crazy but exciting few months, launching Mavar North (based in Manchester) and training additional mentors for Mavar London who themselves grew up in the Charedi world. This has meant running a bunch of training sessions, supported by updated resource packs, revised policies, DBS checks, references…….. you name it! All in a…

From Little Acorns


Coming full circle There’s been a sudden rush of calls from people who left ultra-orthodoxy some years ago who now want to support others in the process of leaving the haredi community of Stamford Hill.   Within the space of 3 weeks we had 4 emails from formerly frum young men and women who want to ‘give back’, so we’ll be…

Milestones


Post Pesach, Mavar’s hotline (unsurprisingly) rang more frequently and one of the young women who made contact with us became our 100th caller!! With that milestone under our belt it feels like we have traction and that the word is finally out. It’s been a challenge over the last four years building partnerships, awareness, supporters, policies, teams of specialists and…