A recovery programme to help vulnerable women overcome addictions. 

About us.

Our vision is to help women, who have addictions and life-controlling issues, to regain their dignity and confidence. The Waterfall provide a loving, stable environment and a training programme that promotes sustained recovery and equips women to engage positively with their family, and with society.

The Waterfall is a Christian charity, our belief is that the presence of God is central to the restoration of lives. We adhere to the Faithworks Charter, which means that our ethos and inspirations are Christian, but all women over 18 who are ready to commit fully to our programmes will be welcome, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.

The Team.

Tricia, our CEO, is supported by a team of volunteers who facilitate groups, work one-on-one with the women, fundraise, publicise The Waterfall and keep things running behind the scenes.

The Need

There are a significant number of women in our region struggling to overcome serious addictions and compulsive behaviour with very few appropriate services to help them.

Many of these women use substances and compulsive behaviour to numb the pain from past traumatic experiences. These habits take over their lives, often creating devastation within their families.

Since some of these women have experienced violence and intimidation from men, and others use inappropriate romantic attachments to avoid addressing their problems, a women-only treatment option is crucial. There is a drastic shortage of these throughout the UK leading to increased costs in medical, social and justice services and separation of children from their mothers.

How you can help.

You can help us help these vulnerable women by supporting us with your time, money and prayers.

Every £1 spent on treatment saves the UK tax payer at least £2.50 in costs related to drug addiction alone – crime, health and family breakdown. Add to this the costs related to alcohol use and the effects on society of addiction. Helping people to overcome addiction is better for everyone than leaving things as they are.

There are several ways in which you can support our work:

 

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Of course, a very simple but powerful way to support The Waterfall is by giving a donation so please consider supporting us by making a single donation or by becoming a “Waterfall Friend” and providing a regular gift.

And remember, you can always chat to us if you are thinking about supporting The Waterfall. Simply pick up the phone and give Tricia a call on 07518 032 245 or email us via tricia@thewaterfall.org.uk

 

Shop

Self taught jewellery designer, Jane Bannor…Jane donates a portion of all sales from Feathers + Wings to The Waterfall.

Feather + Wings


We have also set up a shop through Redbubble, where you can buy a range of products. 20% or 30% has been added to the cost price, which goes directly to our work to support women wanting to overcome destructive addictions and behaviours. These are products made either with art donated by artist and fabric designer Magenta Rose, or with our key image, which was designed by graphic artists Matt and Chris from White Hype. The range includes device sleeves, bags, wall art, stationary and some clothing. Click on View my Portfolio and then on the image you like, to see the products that come in that image. The product is sent to you and payment taken directly through Redbubble

We’ve recently got to Eva Huang of Happy Nut Creations, who not only ran a 10K and a half marathon for The Waterfall but has a just set aside a set of fun Christmas cards from her collection as fundraisers. Buy a pack of 4 for £10 and 20% comes to The Waterfall.

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Vacancies

Recovery Worker Vacancy (Maternity Cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be an important part of a small team aiming to make a big difference to women whose lives have been affected by addiction. The Waterfall helps women to recover from addiction to substances or behaviours, improve relationships and manage life with confidence. We are looking for a committed, caring and reliable woman to help group members to manage the process of their recovery. You will support women who attend The Waterfall by key working up to 6 individual women, facilitating group work and deputising for the Centre Manager when required. This post is a 9 month contract with a possibility of extension to a permanent contract.

 

See the full advert here.

See the Job Description here.

If there isn’t a vacancy for you at the moment, remember to keep coming back to check.

Volunteer Posts

We are currently looking to fill the following posts on a voluntary basis (unpaid),  If interested please complete our volunteer application form and email to tricia@thewaterfall.org.uk Waterfall Volunteer application Form final

Fundraiser role

Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Recovery Supporter RD

We’d love to hear from you!

Whether you would like more information about the development of The Waterfall, or to sign up to our prayer letter do get in touch by using the form below.

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