Vulnerable Women

 

 

If you don’t live in Liverpool, we want to encourage you to pray for these same issues for your region.  
 
We were really inspired as we listened to Liverpool Catalyst Community Champion for vulnerable women, Jennie Hardy as she shared about their ministry.  Jennie and a team from All Saint’s Church in Kensington have been working with vulnerable women on Shiel Road over the past five years. Together they run a drop in and  Celebrate Recovery programme. Jennie has also leads Jewels where women can share, express their stories and gain a voice through theatre. Through these, Jennie and her teams build relationships, work to improve safety on the streets and nurture hope, so that women can begin a journey out of their difficult situations. 

 

Please pray:         
That vulnerable women will: 

  • Know that they are loved both by their heavenly Father.

  • Have a revelation of their value and worth

  • Know that there is hope through Jesus Christ

 

That we, the church, and Liverpool: 

  • Will be able to create safe places for them. 

  • Build relationships of love and trust

  • Nurture and communicate hope

  • Provide opportunities for vulnerable women to find freedom

 

Many of the women working in Sheil Road and other locations in Liverpool have stories of abuse and neglect. Not knowing how to escape from trauma they turned to drugs and finding temporary relief that further entraps them through addiction. In many cases their street work funds their lifestyle of drugs, addiction and cycle of destruction. 
 
This is a dangerous lifestyle and these women are at risk both from their clients and from members of the public who don’t want them in their area. Furthermore, intervention from police and authorities, force the women from open safer environments to hidden places, where they are at even greater danger. Many of the women Jennie works with are regularly abused and raped and are used to having guns and knives pulled on them. 
 

 

Jennie Hardy

Community Champion

for Vulnerable Women