PHOEBE stands for Promotion of Health, Opportunity, Equality, Benevolence and Empowerment and it works across Suffolk from its centre in Ipswich. The charity aims to promote greater inclusivity and address domestic violence within immigrant and refugee communities. If offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support, and counselling services to more than 300 women each year.
Funding from the Foundation in October 2015 is going towards the costs of running peer support groups. £3,000 has been awarded. The intention is that the groups will offer women increased opportunities to develop friendships and build informal support networks.