Save Broken Rainbow

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Raised by 251 people in 37 months
Broken Rainbow the LGBT domestic violence helpline is once again facing closure The service that is a crucial lifeline for thousands of LGBT people experiencing domestic violence and abuse is coming to the end of its main funding stream in March and has had no clear confirmation from the Home Office whether it will be extended. "For our funding not to be renewed or replaced will result in the helpline services being severely reduced or potentially closed down." reported Jo Harvey Barringer CEO  "we’ve supported  thousands of LGBT people this year and if we were to close there are very few other services for them to go to, and not one that offers national support in the way we do." Broken Rainbow has been in existence since 2004 and in that time estimates it has supported forty two thousand  LGBT people. It is a unique service that offers support not only to LGBT victims but also perpetrators of domestic abuse too.. "This situation is indicative to the current funding climate for small LGBT charties" Harvey Barringer said "we've seen a number of our sector partner close or reduce service provision this year and we do not want to go the same way"
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Firstly can I say how overwhelmed we are from your support and the amount of donations we have received today, thank you so so much.
The fantastic support that we had yesterday from the community, pink press and sector partners resulted in the Home Office rushing through our contract and realising our first quarter payment. Which we received this afternoon. This payment has removed the immediate risk of closure. However we continue to need donations to ensure we build up our reserves and never find ourselves in the position again. So please keep donating. Thanks once again Jo & the Broken Rainbow Team
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We need your help now more than ever, we need to raise £25,000 by Friday, to keep open. But we have amazing news, GoFundMe has offered to match each donation made to this campaign in the next 48 hours, pound for pound, until we reach our goal of £25,000! Help us keep the doors open and continue to provide support to those in our community who need it most. - Jo and the Broken Rainbow team
There is No Pride in Domestic Violence
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Please help!! We need to raise 30k in 5 weeks to ensure the helpline continues beyond 1st April 2016. Your donations will ensure LGBT victims will get the help & support they need.
There is No Pride in Domestic Violence
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Despite assurance that we would have some information. There is still no news in regard to future helpline funding.
Which is why we need your help more than ever. 42,000 people have used our services, if they were to close those individuals and 1000's more will have nowhere to go.
There is No Pride in Domestic Violence
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Ben Mills
19 months ago

May I suggest people read this before trusting Jo Harvey Barringer. https://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/the-secret-files-behind-the-collapse-of-britains-only-lgbt-d?utm_term=.ldKEzLXWa#.vfRVvaA29

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Created January 15, 2015
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May I suggest people read this before trusting Jo Harvey Barringer. https://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/the-secret-files-behind-the-collapse-of-britains-only-lgbt-d?utm_term=.ldKEzLXWa#.vfRVvaA29

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