Julie Hexley is working to save the Haven Project, which treats those with personality disorder in the community of Colchester, England. She is raising money on Fundly. Recently, I caught up with Julie to learn more about the effort; here’s what she told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
The Haven Project treats and supports people with the diagnosis of Personality Disorder . It saves lives and helps maintain families, employment and education. Massive reductions in A&E attendance and acute ward admissions ( 80% +) . People with substance misuse problems and repeat offending are becoming stable.
Overall the social return on investment is huge and just in financial terms more than £800,000p.a after project costs!
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
The Haven Project(NGO) is now looking to raise enough for a rescue package of a total of £50,000. The current crowd funding effort has raised £1,473 so far.
We are in touch with the County Council for funds and they are interested . We have also submitted a bid to the Big Lottery for £225,000 for two years.
This is to support a reconfiguration of the current service to become more self sustaining in terms of delivering recovery work, crafts and education.
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
The Haven Project treats and supports people with the diagnosis of Personality Disorder. The Project provides support in a crisis, help with recovery and resilience as well as transition to education and employment. The PD diagnosis has been a dustbin diagnosis and clients with PD have often been excluded from services. They are in 86 % of cases victims of childhood abuse.