I am in Form two now but my classmates are in Form three. I was made pregnant by a 25-year-old man during the holiday. I then reported to Form 1, but in June 2020 I asked for permission to go home from the principal. No one had noticed. The principal was shocked and she gave […]
TRAUMA RECOVERY CENTER
Wounded Healers operate an emergency shelter that provides temporary housing and stabilization services, ‘City of Peace.’ This is a safe, trauma-informed sanctuary, sensitive to girls survivors of sex trafficking and the traumas they have experienced, giving them time to heal and support services that make healing possible, medical empowerment, and the opportunity to break the cycle of sexual violence truly.
The shelter also offers case management, counseling, and support groups to young women who are not requesting shelter but still seeking pathways out of the commercial sex industry or continued support in their trauma recovery.
Before these girls leave the City of Peace, they get an opportunity to heal, recognize their leadership potential and gain valuable skills they can apply to their lives and engagement with civic life.
Wounded Healers began with a story of agony, and a big scare of a young Kenyan woman, Nuna, a victim of sexual violence; With unwavering determination and support from her sister, She triumphantly emerged as a survivor. Inspired by how much hope restored and redeemed her circumstances, she made it her life mission to change the outcome of others who don’t have the support.
Nuna led adolescent girls’ camps in rural villages in Kenya to initiate change and impact girls who grew up in a culture where women’s opportunities and chances for success are severely compromised. As a result, girls shared some of the most hidden cultural violence they had experienced, with minimum or no help. She dedicated her life to equipping girls and young women with skills to pursue their educational dreams and leading in ending the cycles of sexual violence.
Wounded Healers is a safe space where survivors have invested their skills and goodwill to ensure that personal needs are met and souls are healed.
“We envision a community where exploiters are stopped, children are safe, and dignity is restored among survivors of sexual violence.”
“All children live and
thrive with safety,
support, and freedom
from sexual Violence”
Elevate program aims to improve women’s economic and health conditions. We work together to give them the skills they need to look after themselves, live independently, and work, while still benefitting from being part of a support group. In addition, the program will equip them with the knowledge and awareness to care for their physical and mental health and develop conversational skills such as nutrition awareness and looking after their own homes.
“The sex work business was never easy because men and police harassed me.” “ I grew up in the streets of Nairobi after we could not afford rent in our Mathare slum house. My father left us when I was young. My mother was hooked on drugs for us and my brother or me. She […]
LET’S MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
Together, we can heal ourselves. Together, we can heal others.
We recognize our struggle in the struggle of others. Solidarity is our key value of growing together to achieve transformation. We truly believe that only unifying opinions, feelings, purposes and interests among the people we work with will make the change possible.