LRMN's mission is to empower refugees and migrants to thrive, make a positive contribution, integrate and take control of their own lives.
We offer free, independent and confidential advice and information on immigration (OISC level 3), welfare benefits, health, homelessness, housing and education in Lewisham and neighbouring boroughs.
We provide counselling and therapeutic support to refugee and asylum seeking women who are survivors of trauma, often gender-based. This includes trafficking, domestic violence, rape, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and others. Our approach is holistic, looking at the development of the women, and their children, both emotionally and in their day to day practical life.
When ready and eligible we help clients gain employment, access training courses and look for volunteering opportunities.
LRMN is also active in advocating for change and campaigning against policies that affect our clients' quality of life and their ability and opportunity to integrate in their community and UK society.
We provide emergency food, clothes and cash to clients who have no recourse to public funds.
In addition, we run weekly English, sewing and knitting classes and gardening club.
We are one of the leading refugee and migrant organisations in London funded and supported by Lewisham Council and other Trusts and Foundations.
We have a team of committed and competent staff and volunteers and Board of Trustees from a range of background and expertise.