Contact provides accommodation and practical support for homeless teenage girls from the Manchester area. Since 1970 they have helped over 800 young women get back on their feet.

Residents are supported to get back on their feet, and help them move onto better, happier futures often following very difficult and challenging starts in life.

They have 8 bedrooms, offering a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the heart of South Manchester. Contact also helps young women with the next stage, whether they want to return to education, start a job or explore training opportunities.

We are grateful to the COSARAF Foundation for their grant, which recognises the work we do to support homeless teenage girls in Manchester, not only in bolstering our core funds, but also in providing funding for small hardship grants for our residents as and when they may be required. We will continue to work hard to provide a home environment for girls who may have experienced relationship breakdowns, domestic violence, forced marriage, threatened abduction as well as physical and emotional abuse.
Ruth Seabrook, Manager
Contact Hostel

COSARAF Foundation is committed to supporting projects that empower women and girls. Specifically we have a strategic priority to help women and girls facing abuse, discrimination and disadvantage.

Supporting Contact Hostel is important to the work we do at COSARAF. Empowering women and girls to us means helping those without a voice to be heard, to live their lives feeling safe, to be treated with dignity, have equality of opportunity and have the right to be educated. Contact Hostel enables residents to develop their confidence and independence in secure, homely surroundings
Saba Sheikh, Trustee
COSARAF Foundation
I enjoy living at the hostel because it has given me the opportunity to learn new things and do stuff that I’ve not really done before. I’ve slowly learnt how to become more independent.
Contact Hostel resident