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Promotion of Health, Opportunity
Equality, Benevolence & Empowerment
for black and ethnic minority
women and children

Welcome to Phoebe

Established in 2008, P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based registered charity that offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.
P.H.O.E.B.E (Promotion of Health, Opportunity, Equality, Benevolence and Empowerment) promotes greater inclusivity, encouraging a greater number of black and ethnic minority women and children to receive domestic support and counselling services across Suffolk. Our women's charity was formerly known as the Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre

What we do??

Help for BME Women fleeing domestic violence

To address violence against BME women in migrant and refugee communities, we must recognize the unique challenges facing these women as they struggle for safety in this country.At PHOEBE wework to educate advocates on the needs of migrant and refugee women. We educate women about their rights and support women to live free from violence, by assisting them to access safe accommodation,casework help when applying for visas in theirown name with the Home Office, counselling, help within the courts and support to live a safe life.Our work will endeavour to providing empowerment tools,resources, and intervention strategies on intimate partner violence against these women. Please call us if you need help.  

Free Legal Advice Surgeries for Family Law

PHOEBE offers free surgeries for all women who need legal advice on family law matters, such as those facing separation, wanting to start divorce proceedings, child contact arrangements or other family law difficulties.A qualified solicitor will be here to help.

Contact your local women's charity today for free counselling and support.

 Free Immigration Advice Surgery

PHOEBE offers free surgeries for  women who need legal adviceon Immigration matters , such as  visitor visas, fiance(e)/spouse visas,student visas, settlement visas, work permits, points based system,immigration status, welfare benefits, asylum seekers and refugees.
Advice will be given by a qualified solicitor,  with LLB Law with Honours, immigration Advicor (OISC Level3).

To book an appointment for yourself or your client,
please call us on 01473 231 566 for free and confidential advice.

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 Ongoing Events and Workshops:

Power and Control Wheel
Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Our women's charity is strongly committed to empowering women and improving quality of life of all women and children whilst helping them to acknowledge their opportunities.Our team of social workers offer independent advocacy, advice and unconditional support to protect ethnic minority women and their children in the UK. 

 Girls in Self-esteem workshop
Girls in self esteem workshop
Girls self esteem workshops


Phoebe helps 9-19 years old girls with self-esteem workshops to build body confidence.We are excited to offer a range of teaching resources workshops for middle and high school girls,to build their self esteem,realise their full potential and leadership by overcoming beauty related pressure. 

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Free English Classes

Providing free English classes is one method by which we promote PHOEBE's main aims, which include cultivating greater inclusivity of women and encouraging and facilitating the participation of BME women within the wider Suffolk community.

Get Involved

We accept a range of people to our charity volunteering opportunities, whether you're looking to volunteer to gain work experience, a student on placement, a part-time worker, a woman with specific skills or a retired woman who wants to give something back to the community.

Get Involved - Join Us


Become a member of PHOEBE by filling out a membership form today!

Your valued support enables us to continue to strengthen our existing programmes and to develop needed initiatives.
As a member, we will keep you informed of upcoming events and provide you with regular updates of our activities and any fundraising efforts.arrow    membership button


'A Helper of Many'

19, Tower Street

Citizen Advice Bureau Building

Ipswich, Suffolk



Telephone— 00 44 1473 231566