Since 2007 Evolve has been delivering support and interventions to any woman involved in the Criminal Justice System or at risk of offending. This could be from either the pre-court stage, bail or caution from the Police through to women remanded into custody or a Probation Community Order.

“I was so grateful they were able to come to Court with me, I didn`t understand what was happening, they explained everything and supported me throughout” DC

The Evolve model is a nationally recognised model of women centered one stop shop wraparound support. Women attending Evolve often have multiple and complex needs including issues with alcohol and drugs, debt or benefit problems, poor or no accommodation and in addition to this, they are often living chaotic and difficult lifestyles including domestic and sexual abuse.

Evolve works closely with partnerships such as West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company and the National Probation Service, delivering robust community sentencing options alongside enabling and supporting women to turn their lives around and move forward.

Women are supported through one to one sessions, group activities or through peer support and mentoring. Plus there are a wide range of other activities such as confidence building, sewing and knitting sessions, service user groups and much more.

“I can see how my past has affected me I can cope better now” BC

Evolve staff and volunteers work across Calderdale and Kirklees and we have a satellite base in Dewsbury on Mondays.

Contact us on:

01422 386502 Calderdale

01484 439020 Kirklees

evolve@womencentre.org.uk