We recently welcomed Elaine (name changed for privacy), our newest trainee, at the Blessed House. Elaine and her family lived on the streets. When she was as young as 9 years old, her mom would pimp her to customers along the street, and at 10 years old, Elaine started working in bars. She was finally rescued a year after and stayed under the care of Voice of the Free.
She was diagnosed with delayed intellectual disability and developmental neglect was reflected which affects her social functioning. Despite this, her social worker has seen a lot of growth and determination in Elaine. She wants to be financially stable so she can support her two younger siblings who are still under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
We are welcoming Elaine in Blessed Project, where she can continue her healing, learn life skills and be given an opportunity for employment in Blessed Project’s sewing facility.
Help support the girls at the Blessed House through the rehabilitation process, and bring restoration while they rebuild their lives.
Please join us in our fundraising event – Stop Trafficking 5K – happening this June. Click on the links below to know more.
In June 2020, International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Philippine National Police rescued a deaf and mute 27-year-old online sexual exploitation victim, together with her children. She was admitted to the Blessed House for immediate care and is now part of Blessed Project’s Sewing Livelihood Program as part of her restoration.
16 Children Rescued from Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
16 children have been rescued from online sexual abuse and exploitation. Most of them experienced the abuse from their own families and relatives. These children are now safe in our shelter, receiving the counselling and support they need to start rebuilding their lives.
The prolonged pandemic in the Philippines has created issues that required necessary adjustments, especially for the women and children in The Blessed Project who are still in school and/or have ongoing court cases.