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“Hardly anyone can ever find God because God is right at the end of your mind after all the background thoughts are gone.”
Maisie Satchwell-Hust

The Door
Boys Mentoring and Avocacy

The Door’s mission is to bring hope into the lives of young people and their families by unlocking potential and opening opportunity so that their past does not define their future.

We exist because every young person and their parents need to feel safe, happy and valued, with the best possible opportunity to reach their potential.

As a local charity established in 1991, we have a strong connection within our community, are experienced and well placed to both understand and respond to need. We have a strong ethos of integrity, delivering to high standards and ensuring all are fully equipped to deliver our services.
The majority of our service users come from deprived backgrounds and are considered vulnerable. They are often excluded from mainstream society and for a number of reasons; poor behavioural choices, poor mental health or due to their suffering financial hardship. They reach out to us for support when all other avenues have not worked.
Since the pandemic we have seen a dramatic increase in those who are notably absent from education, display challenging behaviours and lack positive engagement with their community resulting in ASB

We have a strong foundation on which to develop this project having formed good relationships with schools and other partner organisations. In addition, our youth work team are aware of boys within their youth work settings, who may from benefit from this support.
The mentoring and advocacy project will offer a bespoke approach better suited for boys which focuses on activity based interventions rather than the more traditional mentoring approach of ‘talking one to one’ that some research suggests is not always successful for boys. We are very much looking forward to employing this and other creative approaches to engaging those in need and meeting them where they are and in ways that work for them including digital platforms, remote/online mentoring, activities that are of interest to them.
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