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Our Collaboration With Zonta & Oasis Housing To Help Vulnerable Women

Zonta International has teamed up with Oasis Community Housing to help women who have suffered from abuse, homelessness, addiction or human trafficking turn their lives around. And now we are very proud to announce that we will be working with both organisations to create powerful content.

L-R: Kat, who managed to turn her life around thanks to Oasis Community Houseing, Anthea Turner, Broadcaster & Patron, Kathleen Douglas, Zonta UK and David Smith, CEO of Oasis Community Housing

It's not often I get emotional at a work event. But hearing Kat's (one of the many women who have been saved by Zonta and Oasis Housing Community) story about how she arrived at Number 3 - one of Oasis' housing projects in London - with a few clothes and a toothbrush, really hit home. She shared her journey with us and there was not a dry eye in the audience. And the best part? She is now a financial adviser in the city, in a happy long term relationship and as you can see in the photo, a healthy and happy young flourishing woman.

She's one of the wonderful success stories that Zonta and Oasis Community Housing wanted the audience to hear. Because what's important to know is that if there is help available, it can save lives. Literally.

There are many women like Kat who are still in need of shelter, food, and help to get a job. And thankfully there are fantastic organisations like these that exist and make this possible.

The Zonta event was hosted by Patron and Broadcaster Anthea Turner

Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. It was founded in 1919 by just 6 women in a bid to support other women. Since then, Zonta has contributed nearly $19.2 million to projects benefiting women in 35 countries!

Oasis Community Housing offers safe places for women to heal emotionally and develop key life skills such as cooking and cleaning, staying safe, managing money, and making a positive contribution to the project and to the wider community.

We will be working with both organisations to create video and social media content, that will help grow awareness of the great work that these organisations do. We also hope it will encourage more people to donate and help out.

But most importantly, the aim of the content is to reach vulnerable women, so that they know where and who to turn to, if they need a safe place to stay.

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