Happy Baby Community: supporting survivors of gender-based violence and trafficking

London-based Happy Baby Community supports women who have fled from violence or traffickers and are either pregnant or with a young child and are seeking international protection in the UK.

‘From a dark past to a bright future’ is an 11-month project enabling survivors of gender-based violence and trafficking living across London and their young children to collectively build and contribute to a safe and enabling community. The project offers support and solutions that tackle the challenges of poverty, displacement, poor mental health, language, parenting skills and trust. Our community supports members who speak 26 languages and come together to collectively build sustainable resilience.

This project builds on the ten-year success of the Happy Baby Community (HBC), providing the opportunity for 26 community leaders to step-up and expand the outreach support and services offered at our four London community groups and two online communities.