The Survivor Lighthouse was set up to respond to local community need around domestic abuse and violence. It is based within St Mark’s Community Church in Smethwick in the West Midlands and has been running since 2019. The organisation is open two days a week for people to attend drop-in sessions, or find support or useful resources. It runs weekly daytime and evening Freedom Programme courses and also offers a weekly social get-together. Around 30 survivor families are supported each week and referrals continue to increase. The organisation is run completely by volunteers.
At the June 2022 meeting of Trustees, a grant of £2,500 was agreed. The funding is a contribution to the general running costs of The Survivor Lighthouse. Outcomes of the work include improved wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased safety for the families the organisation helps to support.