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Welcome to our website
Hello! Thank you for visiting asphaleia online. At asphaleia we are BIG believers in the potential of young people. It is the driving force behind all that we do.
Why? Because we think there is nothing better in this world than working with young people! We do this through five ventures who offer a range of services from fostering to leaving care support, education programmes to a project in Africa.
Please click on the buttons below to find out more about each of them.
We have worked hard to develop an interactive and informative website which covers the wide breadth of our organisation - and we can tell you, it was not an easy job! We hope you enjoy the creative fruits of our labour and find it useful, interesting and, in some places, pretty powerful (especially when you meet some of the fantastic young people we work with).
If you don't find what you are looking for, please give us a call and tell us - we'd love to hear from you.
"I have always thought that I could get this far, but I needed some special people in my life that believed it too. Thank you asphaleia."
Better Minds Art Group!The Better Minds art group had an amazing morning, we drew things that made us happy! The ESOL...
Sarah’s favourite 20 minutes…Sarah and Robin are newly approved foster carers, who were approved through the asphaleia panel in...
Foster Care Fortnight week 2 - hear from one of our carersWe have brilliant foster carers at asphaleia. They are committed to disadvantaged children and...
asphaleia works across six locations, manages 18 buildings (two of which are in Africa!) and has its own charity - are we mad? Maybe! But we love what we do and we work where the children and young people need us.
That desire and determination to impact has led us from one house in Worthing, West Sussex to working across London and Kent, and even as far as Sierra Leone, Africa. That's a lot of miles to cover but it means we have the privilege of working with over 1000 children and young people annually and we will never stop wanting to work with more, no matter where it takes us even if it's as far away as Sydney, or as close as Southwick...you get the drift - we respond to need. There was a need for in-school support in Worthing, so we set it up. There was a need for girls in Freetown, Sierra Leone to receive skills, training and food, so we set up the Kabor Project.
Throughout our website you will see lots of evidence of our sense of adventure - if we can impact children and young people, we will give it go!
We are sometimes saddened when we come across children and young people facing challenges, which can include dramatic change, loss, an uncertain future, separation from family and disadvantage. However, we believe that by responding with high quality services, delivered by passionate and professional staff we can work together to help them to achieve their hopes for the future in ways that engage, stimulate and encourage.
We love working with young people; they are fun, alive, creative, smart, and inventive and they make our work so purposeful. Sometimes the challenges they face really stretch us but when we are able to help that makes our work even more significant, enjoyable, and meaningful and an amazing privilege.
what's coming up!
Monday 9 May
Foster Care Fortnight 2016Read more
Monday 16 May
Mental Health Awareness WeekRead more
Monday 23 May
Art Session in MaidstoneRead more
what they say
"Without the work of Laura and the SAFE project I doubt very much that the victim would still be engaging with ourselves and would have continued to allow her to be abused. The victim has very low esteem and Laura has greatly help her, she has protected her and Has also contacted ourselves to update us on her progress with the victim"
Detective Inspector,Specialist Crime and Operations 2016