Charities throughout Hampshire
"To ensure that every single child in Hampshire is enabled to grow up in a secure and loving home."
"Between them, these fantastic organisations provide support for families, for pregnant mums, for vulnerable children and young people by offering support and help for an hour to forever - from an hour of mentoring or counselling to adoptive families for those children who need a forever family, with a whole range of compassionate interventions in between."
Revd Sue Colman
Hampshire High Sheriff
Early Intervention focused charities throughout Hampshire
For all things health and families in Hampshire. Find out about activities and events happening near you and our range of workshops for parents and carers.
Nurturing vulnerable and homeless young people by providing a home environment, offering long-term support and encouraging healthy relationships, based in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Friends of the Family
We work with parents and children who are struggling to cope with family life. Covering Winchester and its surrounding villages, we offer families a range of support services and friendly guidance to overcome the challenges they face and turn their lives around.
Home-Start Hampshire provides a service to the following areas in Hampshire; Gosport and Fareham, Havant, Meon Valley, New Forest, Rushmoor and Hart and Weywater.
Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births.
That’s when parents need support.
Motiv8 supports young people into training and employment opportunities through work experience, traineeships, apprenticeships, volunteers, sessional and salaried jobs.
An education charity and Independent School with bases of operation across Hampshire and West Sussex. We create a place of safety and fun for young people, allowing them to take managed risks that lead to breakthroughs in social and emotional well-being.
Street Reach is a charity working with young people in Winchester and the surrounding areas. Established in 1983, our work is open to all young people and is particularly targeted towards those experiencing disadvantage.
The Kings Arms
The King’s Arms affectionately known as 'KA' to the young people, is a charity that has been set up to meet the needs of the young people of Petersfield and Alton and their surrounding villages.
The Robert's Centre
The EC Roberts Centre is a unique child focused Charity in Portsmouth with a range of services offering support and assistance to families in addressing their situation of homelessness or dealing with the issues of relationship breakdown.
Are you a struggling parent, a bereaved parent, in need of baby clothing or equipment or caring for a young person with a mental illness? Then we can help! Our services are available to parents and their families of all ages as well as single parents of any gender from across Basingstoke and North Hampshire.
The Yellow Brick Road
Yellow Brick Road Projects is a charity that works with young people, aiming to see an end to youth homelessness. Engaging and educating young people by supporting them to learn life skills that reduce the impact of poverty, risk of experiencing homelessness and loneliness.
Wessex Dance Academy
Wessex Dance Academy is changing lives through dance, giving confidence and self esteem to young people in need across Hampshire.
Winchester Youth Counselling
Providing counselling and support to young people aged 11-25 who live in the district of Winchester.
YMCA Fairthorne Group
We believe everybody should have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives. YMCA is a community based charity working across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. We establish places in communities, working alongside local children, young people and families to ensure they can access programmes that meet their needs
Young Carers & Children's Society
The Children's Society work with young people who have suffered years of abuse, who have run away from home or are struggling with mental health issues. We look out for young carers and those who are at risk of being groomed by gangs. We help refugees who have no one else to turn to in this country.
hArt helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues. Through creative therapy and a range of professionally structured activities, we can help people feel better, build their confidence and allow their self-expression to shine through.
Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)
TLG is a Christian charity that helps churches to bring hope and a future for struggling children. With our nationwide network of partner churches, we are committed to reaching out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.
Home for Good
Home for Good is a charity dedicated to finding a home for every child who needs one by co-ordinating and resourcing a rapidly growing network of people, churches and local movements across the UK who are raising awareness of the needs of vulnerable children and young people, inspiring individuals to explore fostering and adoption and equipping churches to understand and support.
Safe Families is a charity that works with 35+ local authorities around the UK. Safe Families offer hope, belonging and support to children, families and care leavers; we do this primarily, but not exclusively, with and through local churches.
Based in Portsmouth, the Trust enables disadvantaged young people aged 12-25 years to fulfil their life potential through challenging experiences at sea under sail.
Our recent research highlighted that 97% of the young people who sailed with us went into employment, education or training. Over 90% of young people say our voyages help develop teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
Home-Start North West Hampshire
Home-Start North West Hampshire recruits and trains volunteers from within the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. They then carefully match the volunteer with a family in need of support.
Honeypot provides ongoing support for young carers throughout their childhood. Working with children from 5 to 12 years of age, our wrap round service aims to provide respite from day to day worries, support mental health and promote social and emotional wellbeing. Honeypot children enjoy residential breaks at our beautiful house in the New Forest, memory making days, a wide range of online workshops, access to a wellbeing fund, and an educational break programme supporting social and emotional learning needs in partnership with schools.
These charities are a vital part of the picture of support across Hampshire, which also includes our social services, police, education providers and NHS. All these organisations contribute to the goal that Hampshire should be known for being the most excellent place for early intervention and so to ensure that families stay together and thrive together.
"Although just 1% of children in England are in care, almost 25% of the adult prison population have previously been in care, and it is estimated that nearly half of the young men in the juvenile criminal justice system have spent time in local authority care. "