The Claudia Jones Organisation (CJO) was established in 1982 by and for women of African Caribbean heritage.

We provide a range of specialist and culturally sensitive services (link to services page) to support women and their families and the wider community in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs, including:

  • support for women affected by violence and abuse
  • food donations
  • counselling
  • social activities to combat loneliness in older people
  • advocacy
  • family activities and support

We are one of the oldest charities dedicated to improving the lives of women and families of African Caribbean heritage and our services help hundreds of people each year.

Through our support, we champion and empower women and their families to claim their rights, take pride in our culture, fulfil their potential and play an active and full role within our community and wider society.

We work intergenerationally to support the youngest and oldest members of our community.

Our building in Stoke Newington is a nurturing and enriching space for our community to come together and connect.

Find out more about our history.