The Jericho House in Wolverhampton was opened in 1985 to provide a hostel for single homeless women. Father James Ferguson was invited to Wolverhampton by the late Bishop Cleary as there was no provision at that time in the town for single homeless women. The Haven was providing a service for women and their children but single females were not being catered for, however, due to such a high demand for refuge facilities and a massive increase in domestic violence we now give shelter to women and their dependent children.
Since opening we have given guidance, support and safe accommodation to around 3000 service users.
MISSION STATEMENT AND SUMMARY.
Jericho aims to provide a person centred service which seeks to avoid seeing service users as clients but rather as fellow human beings deserving of genuine compassion and help which respects their individuality.
Also to provide practical and emotional support to any women and any dependent children who access Jericho by providing
Information on options available.
Information on the potential notification of those options.
Practical and emotional support to implement whatever choice or choices they make.
Access to other services and support in achieving their goals.