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Our client group have multiple and complex needs. They are not a homogenous group but often marginalised by poverty, language and cultural barriers. Often dispossessed and deprived, they are typically disconnected from their families, distraught about their children or dependents and unable to communicate because of language barriers that exacerbate isolation and distress. Clients under immigration control have very limited or no recourse to public funds and may be prevented from working legally. Many are therefore destitute and in a perpetual state of anguish about their future and survival; whilst mental illness is prevalent. The current political climate and public attitudes add to risk of alienation, and our clients frequently report not feeling heard or listened to.

Your support, in whatever form and size, can really help us to make a difference and literally save lives. Here are some ways you can work with Hibiscus:

Volunteer | Donate | Fund | Commission | Partner | Refer

Volunteer with us

We are very grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at Hibiscus. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run the Women’s Centre, a women-only space where we will provide a range of support services to foreign national, black, and minority ethnic, and refugee women affected by the criminal justice and immigration systems. Find out more about volunteering with us in this information pack


Support services are always hard pressed for funding so any donation big or small is very gratefully received. You can make a donation by BACS or cheque. You may also wish to donate your time and skills as a volunteer or by providing pro bono support. For more information, please contact Kelly O’ Sullivan, Director of Operations, at


Grant funding enables us to sustain our current services and develop further services in response to areas of need. For example our Women’s Centre has been funded through the support of the Big Lottery Fund. To discuss funding our work, please contact Marchu Girma, our CEO, at


Hibiscus Initiatives is experienced in delivering contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). We work with a range of trusts, funders, prisons and companies. To discuss commissioning Hibiscus, please contact Marchu Girma, our CEO, at


Many of our partnerships are collaborative and informal. As our work is very varied to meet client needs, we are flexible and creative and work closely with a broad range of other specialist providers to draw in external experts to offer the best support as appropriate. While many relationships have been established over a number of years and are maintained, we continue to make links with other/new providers, we aim to ensure we have the relevant links in place to provide holistic support to our service users. We are proactive in working collaboratively, for example, we are in discussion with partner agencies to develop our work at the community hub. To work in partnership with us, please contact Marchu Girma, our CEO, at


To refer women to our services, please click here