CHANGING INDIVIDUALS-TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES
We are Al-Hurraya, which means Freedom, and we help people in Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities to overcome multiple adversities, including addiction and crime, to fulfil their full potential.
We specialise in understanding each client’s cultural context to either provide or connect them with practical help that makes sense to them.
We work with young people, families and adults.
We started in 2014 by providing support for those fighting drug and alcohol addictions. We still do that today but we also help our clients to access education and employment; settle into new communities; and overcome the negative influences of crime, radicalisation and other addictions such as gaming or porn.
Increasingly we are asked to help and train other authorities and organisations with how they can make their work more helpful in cross-cultural spaces.
Counselling can help you to tell your story in a safe place where you can identify and understand the experiences that have caused you distress.
We are “Culturally Wise” and provide confidential culturally-specific counselling. Part of this is that we use the person-centred model of counselling. This approach means we don’t judge or ever tell people what to do. Instead we listen and try to see things from your point of view, while providing support to help you find your own answers.
Below are some of the services we provide