JAN Trust is an award-winning non-profit organisation founded in 1989 to provide services to marginalised women encouraging, educating and empowering them to make a positive difference to their lives, their families and communities. Over the years, we have had to expand our services in order to meet demand. Now JAN Trust serves communities across the UK. We are committed to combatting poverty, discrimination, abuse and social exclusion among women who are Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugees or asylum seekers. Since our launch we have helped well over 120,000 women.
With its range of services and projects, JAN Trust is able to help members of these communities better integrate into society as whole enabling them to become active citizens. The organisation prides itself on its ability to offer women a secure space and haven where they can support each other as well as learn how to empower themselves and their families.
There are many barriers that women face, so one of JAN Trust’s primary aims is to give them the opportunity to tackle and overcome these barriers, which include:
JAN Trust is a truly global organisation, nurturing a community made up of women of all ages and from many diverse cultures, highlighted by the fact that our staff and members speak over 52 different languages.
JAN Trust has won, and been nominated for, numerous awards since its launch in 1989 in recognition of the sterling work it has undertaken.
JAN Trust’s work regularly receives press and media coverage.