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Refugee Women Connect (formerly MRANG - Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Pre & Postnatal Support Group)

Information, advice and support for female asylum seekers, refugees and their children.

August 2018 - MRANG has now become Refugee Women Connect.

Our current activities include an extensive outreach programme which incorporates weekly visits to Initial Accommodation Centres and weekly drop-ins where women can access a range of emotional and practical support and activities.  

Get Help

The best way to get help is to attend one of our drop-ins. All our drop-ins are a women-only safe space.  At the drop-ins, there are refreshments, including a meal, opportunities to meet other women, get help and support from staff, volunteers and some other organisations that attend. Children are always welcome and we have toys for them to play with.

When you attend our drop-in we will explain the different ways that we can support you.  This could be by offering you help finding a solicitor, making a phone call, interpreting a letter or providing you with someone who can attend an appointment with you.

Outreach Sessions

  • Tuesdays 10.30am – 1.30pm - St Bride’s Church (click), Percy St, Liverpool, L8 7LT
  • Fridays 11.00am – 2.00pm - All Saints Church, 55 Sheil Rd, Liverpool, L6 3AD

Get help for someone else

If you know a woman who is claiming asylum, has been refused or has been granted leave to remain then they may benefit from using our services. We can support them in a range of ways, both at our drop-in and through one-to-one support. Our services are delivered by women for women.

Volunteer opportunities

We are regularly recruiting for volunteers. Detailed description of each role and the application form can be found on our website. All enquiries to volunteering@refugeewomenconnect.org.uk

  • Drop-in Volunteer
  • Casework Volunteer
  • Interpreter Volunteer
  • English Teacher Volunteer
  • Play Assistant Volunteer

Additional Information

Council Area
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What groups of people is this for?
Asylum seekers and refugees
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Can I bring someone with me?
Children are always welcome and we have toys for them to play with. You can bring another female. If you wish to bring a male with you then you will need to come to see us at our office.
What should I expect?
At your first visit please bring all your home office documentation. You will see a caseworker who will register you with the organisation and assess how we can help you. After that you will be assigned a caseworker who will support you as needed and can refer you to one of our counsellors if necessary. If you do not require casework support then you will be able to come to the drop-in sessions to access social, practical and emotional support. We have volunteer interpreters available at our drop-in sessions.
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How much will it cost me?
When is this service open?
Office open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. See description above for information about time and venues of drop ins
Who can refer me to this service?
You can self refer by telephone or by visiting one of our drop-in sessions. Can also be referred through other organisations, health services etc.
How can I access this service?
To access this service you must be a female asylum seeker or refugee.

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