THE DAY CENTER
Restoration of innocence. Restoration of youth. Restoration of families.
After our introduction on the street or through a friend, the Day center serves as a "stigma free zone" for the girls. Tucked away in a "bairro" surrounding the city, the Princesses and their friends who have responded to our invitation - extended on street outreach - can come to the Day Center and begin a relationship with our team and participate in our English or sewing courses. We open every course with a devotional message concerning their God given purpose, worth and value. We offer counseling and other services depending on their needs. It is at the day center that most of the girls hear the Gospel clearly and begin their journey of transformation. Project Purpose helps to sponsor girls schooling and we offer help with literacy and other tutoring. The girls must participate in the courses at the day center for at least 6 months in order to be eligible for schooling. They must decide and demonstrate their commitment to the process of transformation (which looks different for each girl depending on their story. It is here that we begin to hear their stories and and discover more about their families of origin and how they ended up in prostitution or trafficking. We do family visits and get to know the situations surrounding each of the Princesses.
The Day Center is in a facility that Project Purpose currently rents. Project Purpose is looking to purchase the property and add a security wall. This budget would provide for the purchase and three years of operations. Please help us to continue to reach out in the heart of the city and invite these Princesses into a new Life.