The Centre for Human Development (CHD) is a non-profit organisation supporting women living in Hounslow who were born or have lived in war-torn or conflict areas anywhere in the world.  We support around 800 women each year who have arrived from countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Afghanistan. 

We target women in the London Borough of Hounslow, but support women throughout London.

Our desk research shows that we are the only organization in London providing a range of holistic support services specifically for women and their families who have been affected by war and conflict. 

Via group work, one-to one support, and community events, we provide training, mentoring, coaching and networking, advice and support services across the areas of business, arts and culture, public speaking, ITC, work placements and immigration

Our aim is to provide personalised services so that displaced women whose education, or profession have been disrupted by conflict, can increase their skills, knowledge, and information. This enables them to move onto further education, volunteering, and employment. 

Most of the women we support are coping with trauma and loss and are experiencing social and economic deprivation and isolation. Despite this, they are often the sole carers for their families – children, parents, grandparents. Economic empowerment is crucial for the long-term chances of women and their families.

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How Can I Help?

Get Involved

The Centre for Human Development is a non-profit organisation. If you would like to get involved there are plenty of ways to help.

Be an Investor

By investing with us you will help many women achieve their goals and bring us closer to a more equal and fair society.

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Be a Mentor

If you have expertise and skills that you can share with our entrepreneurs, then we would love to hear from you.

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We love working with other organisations to help the local community. Speak to us about partnership working.

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