Women@thewell was developed by the Sisters of Mercy to provide a uniquely holistic and multifaceted range of service to vulnerable women who are caught in multiple cycles of abuse and social exclusion. Although the concept of women@thewell was new, it was built on 10 years’ experience of its founder Sister Lynda Dearlove. Sr. Lynda had been working with such women in the East-End of London, the majority of whom were involved in street based prostitution, homelessness, drugs, alcohol, violence, physical and mental ill health.
The Sisters of Mercy was originally founded in Dublin in the 19th century to work with and for women in difficult and challenging situations. They are continuing their ministry, helping women at a drop-in centre in Kings Cross which is dedicated to supporting them with a complex range of needs relating to:
• street based prostitution
• offending & anti-social behaviour
• problematic drug and alcohol abuse
• rough sleeping
As a Parish we support there work by making a monthly financial contribution and holding regular fund raising and awareness events, to support and publicize their work.