Place of Hope Shelter
In over 90% of victims cases of sexual violence, their offenders are family members living in the same house. This makes it difficult for the survivors who do not report due to fear of insecurity. Most of the survivors are young and end up having babies. With no one to support them, they end up getting married, while others become homeless and end up as prostitutes.
Wounded Healers envisions a long-term, beautiful, clean, comfortable shelter – ‘a Place of Hope’ where survivors can feel safe and loved. At these shelters, survivors can rest, heal, become a part of a community, and grow with support from each other and professionals. This type of home would also provide an opportunity for learning a skill and discovering how to take back their lives.
Place of Hope is a gated community with front and back gates. The front gate will have access to boarding rooms, library, living room, dining room & kitchen, and the administration offices. This will be only for girls rescued from the violence and staff taking care of them. The back gate will be open to the community to access the community hall, clean water project, and 24hrs call center.
Together we can give these girls home with their babies. Join us in the construction of a place of hope for them.
Unity is strength…… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek