Alana House stories 

Since its opening in 2010, Alana House has worked with hundreds of women seeking support to help them make positive choices and improve their futures.

Some of the women who use our services have agreed to share their stories about the impact Alana House has made in their lives.

* Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons

Freya’s story

Freya* was referred to Alana House in 2021. She needed support with her mental health and she was managing a difficult family situation at home.

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Sophie’s story

Sophie* was referred to Alana House’s Enrich programme in 2022 after being arrested. She needed support to make positive changes in her life.

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Jessica’s story

Jessica* was referred to Alana House's Enrich programme when she was released from prison after 23 years. She felt scared and lost, and needed support to rebuild her life.

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Katie’s story

Katie* was referred to Alana House in 2020 after experiencing domestic abuse. She felt isolated and was struggling financially.

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Malisa’s story

Malisa* was referred to Alana House's Enrich programme in 2019 after leaving prison. She needed support to make positive changes in her life.

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Amira’s story

Amira* referred herself to Alana House in June 2019. She needed support to manage her finances, find housing and build her confidence.

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