From the Streets to Safety

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.

  

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Blessed Project Family Therapy

One of the many ways we help Blessed Project Trainees in their reintegration is through family therapy. With the assistance of our social worker, we let the children and parents talk about their issues in the family that might have contributed to the children’s victimization.

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A Chance to Move Forward

When a young woman is rescued from human trafficking, the road to recovery is a long and challenging one for many – emotionally scared and broken from un-imaginable abuse. This is where the “Blessed” program steps in to fill a...




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Young Woman Survivor Decides for Her Future

During her stay in the Blessed House, Mae (name changed for protection and privacy) was able to go to school. Though she was older than most of her classmates, she persevered and even finished a vocational course on cooking while also attending formal school.




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Preparation for Reintegration

The ultimate goal for survivors of human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) at The Blessed Project is for them to be reintegrated to the community, or if possible, to their families. The main challenges for this process to happen are the unpreparedness of relatives to accept and care for the trainees, unsuitable environment within the community, and the slow legal process for those with ongoing cases. 




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Beads of Love

Inside The Blessed Project, women survivors of human trafficking and abuse learn employable skills such as sewing and baking. Here, the women are enjoying their new project - making beaded accessories!




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Growing Sewing Enterprise

As the Philippines’ economy continues to struggle especially during this pandemic, partnerships whether local or foreign are greatly appreciated.