Our Story Skye Alexandra House

The idea of Skye Alexandra House came about in the summer of June 2013, after the founder Sherica Spence had an encounter with a young lady, Shantel, who at the time was living in semi independent accommodation above Sherica’s flat.

 

Sherica saw the lack of care provided to Shantel and the other young women in the home and that they did not provide these young women with basic living skills or help to prepare them for life after care.

 

She decided that with her own life experiences and the insight of Shantel’s experiences within the care system that she was going to open her own semi independent service that provided the help, skills and support that young women will need as they begin their journey to womanhood.

Sherica Spence, Founder of Skye Alexandra House with Dotun Adebayo, presenter from BBC Radio London
Sherica Spence, Founder of Skye Alexandra House with Dotun Adebayo, presenter from BBC Radio London
Shantel, Youth Ambassdor and inspiration behind Skye Alexandra House
Shantel, Youth Ambassdor and inspiration behind Skye Alexandra House
Charlie, Youth Ambassador for Skye Alexandra House
Charlie, Youth Ambassador for Skye Alexandra House
Queenie, Youth Ambassdor for Skye Alexandra House
Queenie, Youth Ambassdor for Skye Alexandra House

Youth Ambassadors Testimonials and experiences

Shantal

Hi my name is Shantel and I am a youth ambassador for Skye Alexandra House. I met Sherica 5 years ago when I lived above her in a semi-independent home but a stand alone with no adult supervision.

From the day she met me she began to help and guide me on my journey to where I am today , I am so blessed and honored to be apart of something so special and also knowing I was part of the reason Sherica decided to conduct such a amazing foundation is just one of the best things I could ever imagine being apart of.

Skye Alexandra House has help me so much in finding me, showing me support and guidance in everything I do. Skye Alexandra House is a safe place for vulnerable females who wake up everyday fighting to see another day a place that feels like home not your average semi-independent that looks and feels like you are in care but a real family home.

They are there to educate, to listen, to show guidance, to care, to help, to push young females to be the best they can possible be in life, so they can wake up and just be happy, to look in the mirror and say yes I’m happy with my self, I have accomplished something today and I’m proud of me! That’s what Skye Alexandra House is about giving that person a chance to just breath because they are not alone

It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power and living for yourself and not anyone else.

Mariska Hargitay

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