Over the last two decades a dedicated team of workers have helped some of Leeds’s most vulnerable women overcome some of their biggest challenges.
And now ten workers from Genesis and sister project ISIS are set to conquer the Three Peaks this weekend to raise money to support their work with vulnerable girls and young women.
They are set to establish a new group this summer for young women who are no longer at risk of child sexual exploitation but who are still dealing with the impact it has had on their lives.
It will enable girls to share their experiences and give them the chance to consult on initiatives in Leeds as part of a wider action plan to tackle sexual exploitation.
Some of the cash raised by the team will also support the frontline outreach work Genesis carries out with women involved in sex work in the city.
Taylor Austin-Little, senior young persons outreach worker at Isis, said: “We work with some of the most vulnerable girls and young women in the city.
“These are groups we have been committed to working with for two decades and we are always keen to innovate and respond to new needs.
“We are setting up a group for young women who are no longer at risk of child sexual exploitation but who are still dealing with some of the impacts but also want to give something back.
“This group will support these young women and build their skills.
“Some of the funds we raise on the walk will be able to support activities for the group and help build the confidence and skills of the young women who take part.”