Tamar was founded in 2013 from within All Souls Church, Langham Place, after a neighbouring London based charity approached us to help with sex industry outreach in Westminster. A small volunteer team assembled that had a heart for this work, in particular reaching those who had been sex-trafficked, and the Tamar team was born.
Tamar is a biblical name. There are two stories in the bible of women called Tamar who were both badly mistreated by men and society. There are a number of other references to women who were involved in sex work throughout the bible, and Jesus went out of his way to show them care and value which was significantly countercultural at that time.
In September 2015 we celebrated our second birthday. During these first two years we connected with over 500 individuals working in the sex industry in Westminster.
Individuals we have met over the years know that the team give their time for free, and therefore see us as friends who choose to spend time with them.
The Tamar team is made up of a number of volunteers, whose roles include:
Grateful to Microsoft working with Imperial College Department of Computing Society (DoCSoc) to support our befriending service through the provision of phones.
©2016 All Souls Church | Tamar is an organisation within All Souls Church, registered charity 1132882.