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.
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.
In 2018 together with other facilitators, Nuna lead adolescents girls camp (GLOW) in a rural village in Migori. The goal was to initiate change and impact a group of girls who grow up in a culture where women’s opportunities and chances for success are severely compromised. During a four-day overnight camp, the girls opened up some of the most hidden cultural violence they had experienced. After returning home, Nuna wanted to equip girls to pursue their educational dreams and enable them to have the competency and capacity to deal with life demands, manage relationships well to make choices, and have hope for the future.
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”
“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 […]
Rarely do sexual violence victims, and survivors speak up on turning a new leaf of life and choosing to focus on a positive outlook of the journey of life where survival is for the fittest. The twenty-one-year-old mother of one was sexually assaulted at the tender age of seventeen years, and the act left her […]
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.