Restoration of Youth

Project Purpose invests in the restoration of youth. If a child has been trafficked and they come to our Transformation Centers they are relieved of their burden to provide financially for anyone. Often the children come to us broken. We "love them to life" and encourage them to be children. We have house moms to oversee they are fed, clothed and arrive to and from school safely. We encourage them to run, play, laugh and dream again, as they become whole. 

Jamie
 

In February 2016, Jamie's mom died at age 25 of AIDS. She left behind three children. Jamie is the first generation in her family to be out of prostitution. When she came to us, at age six, she was raising her seven month old sister Anna. Jamie was highly protective of Anna and unable to engage in play.    

 

On the left is a picture of Jamie, fully engaged in play, as her little sister Anna is being taken care of by one of the house moms. Jamie has successfully completed her second grade year and is a budding comedian.

Ways in which We Serve

  • Outreach – Informing vulnerable populations about available services and educating them about human trafficking and other potential risk and harmful behaviors.

  • Training and Education Programs – Programming that trains service providers in identifying persons who have been trafficked and/ or trafficking specific service needs.

  • Clothing and Food – Basic needs in terms of food and clothing.

  • Housing – Basic needs in terms of immediate, short- and long-term housing.

  • Education – Provision of schooling or access to schooling at primary, secondary or tertiary.

  • Life Skills Training – Provision of training and education in various skills to assist a person to be able to live independently.

  • Family/Community Re-integration – Services to assist a person in making successful transitions to their new communities or back to their home communities.

  • Employment Assistance – Provision of job training and linking individuals with internships, apprenticeships and potential employers.

  • Medical Services –Types of medical treatment for any physical illness or injury.

  • Mental Health Services – Types of psycho-social services to treat various types of mental health issues.

  • Legal services – Legal services for persons who have been trafficked to access services, obtain asylum, obtain visas or seek restitution.

  • Governmental laws on victim protection/rights – Advocacy for legislation that specifically calls for persons who have been trafficked to receive protection services.

  • Interpretation/ Translation – Provision of language services for foreign nationals in their native language.

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