What a JOY and HONOR to partner with Freedom Home in their commitment to care for adult female survivors of sex trafficking and sex exploitation. | March-April, 2022 – Thailand
You can still give, if you’d like. More support for our sisters in Thailand is greatly needed. Support this extraordinary safe house and mentorship program.
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WHY this MATTERS …
What we LOVE about this is that we have the opportunity to personally connect with the community in Thailand for whom we’re raising funds. What an honor and privilege!
Let’s CARE, together, for a community in Thailand, who are in great need of security and health care.
Let’s EXTEND, together, hospitality of spirit and tangibly care for the needs of our sisters.
Let’s BRIDGE, together, whatever clamors to separate and isolate us with tangible acts and words of love.
Freedom Home, led by our trusted friends at The Exodus Road, is a safe house and mentorship program in Thailand that serves adult female survivors of sex trafficking and sex exploitation. Located in an area where the sex industry is rampant, this program offers immediate shelter and care for women in crisis. In addition, it offers women a one-year program that includes: trauma-informed therapy, life skills classes, counseling, medical care, community internships, and job skills training.
Freedom Home provides both an immediate safe house for women that need crisis care, as well as a one-year mentorship program that includes trauma-informed therapy, life skills classes, education or entrepreneurship training, and community internships. The individualized care approach, coupled with counseling and the modeling of healthy relationships, is their clients’ strongest hope of breaking free from a cycle of exploitation.
As we talked with Sola (listen to our 17-minute conversation or check out the link below), the regional aftercare coordinator of the program, she told us that one of the gaps within the vocational training offerings are English lessons. These are typically contracted one-on-one at a rate of around $100 per month per individual, making a year of lessons around $1200 per client. Thus, our goal is to provide one year of English classes for two of our sisters at Freedom Home.
Having a basic English certificate is a prerequisite for many desirable jobs, including local coffee shops, restaurants, hospitality, and tourism. Having this skill would greatly benefit our clients, giving them an advantage over other applicants. They are eager to begin learning.
This is the first time they have been asked to consider their future dreams and the first time they are being supported in a way that allows them to believe those dreams could one day be within their reach – so beautiful! In the few months/weeks they have been here, they are already experiencing some encouraging growth. -Sola, Regional Aftercare Coordinator of Freedom Home
Here are some photos of Freedom Home in Thailand to give you a quick glimpse of the place and people with whom we’re partnering. There are not photos of the women for whom they care, in order to ensure their security and privacy.
About The Exodus Road
Each and every time we collaborate with The Exodus Road (TER), our respect and trust for this organization deepens. TER disrupts the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human trafficking crime, equips communities to protect the vulnerable, and empowers survivors as they walk into freedom.
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