What We Do:
WomenMATTA provide an intensive, holistic support service to women at risk of offending, women at risk of receiving custodial sentences and women who are released from custody after serving a sentence of less than 6 months.
We run a free drop in every Friday 1-4 where we provide a hot lunch, practical support (eg help with housing, benefits etc) and run a different activity each week. This is open to all women (18+) whether or not they are in the criminal justice system. The drop in is held at the Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9WP (in the MRI complex).
For more information please contact us on 0161 832 6544.
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In Summer 2010, WomenMATTA were awarded Big Lottery Funding to undertake a series of workshops of design and craft culminating in the submission of an entry into the Manchester Pride Parade 2010.
Through this process women were able to develop skills to support their future and to access new opportunities that may reduce re-offending.
Come and join us on Saturday 2nd April 2011 from 12pm and Sunday 3rd April 2011 to view a special exhibition of film, photography and costumes and to celebrate the first stage of the WomenMATTA project!
The exhibition will take place in the female pool of Victoria Baths - actually IN the pool! It is empty so there is no need to worry about bringing your cossie!
Whilst there you will also have the wonderful experience of seeing the beautiful Victoria Baths, learning about our local heritage and on Sunday, the Victoria Baths also plays host to a vintage fair so there also maybe chance to grab a bargain.
The weekend will offer much to see so we really hope to see you there!