New Homes and Reintegration

Though we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic and prolonged lockdown in the Philippines, 6 women and 6 children have been successfully reintegrated with their families or into new homes.

In 2019, we featured the story of two sisters who were rescued with the help of International Justice Mission (IJM). Their mother worked as a prostitute at night, leaving her two children with a male friend to watch over them. However, the man started abusing both of the girls repeatedly. Because of this, they would sneak out of the house at night and wander in the streets. They would often get called by foreigners into their hotel rooms and take videos of them naked.

Both sisters are now in a registered group home where they can go to school and be surrounded with the love and care they need to grow into amazing young women with bright futures.

Aside from these two sisters, four other young women were reunited with their own families. All the transfers and reintegration were done with proper assessment from Blessed Project’s social worker and the social workers from the referring agencies / non-government organizations. The Blessed Project will continue to closely monitor the women in their families and new homes to finalize and ensure their smooth transition.


Staff coordinating with community social workers to facilitate reintegration of young women from Blessed Project

 

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Happy to be Reunited

After the court’s decision on the OSEC case of Rachel, May and Kat (names changed for their privacy), our field partner in the Philippines, HONOR 1000, immediately worked on the final procedures of their reintegration from the Blessed House to the community.

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Testify Against their Mother

We just received reports that after Rachel, May, Kat (names changed for privacy) testified against their mother in court, the judge convicted the accused guilty of trafficking her own children. This is such a roller coaster of emotions for our Blessed trainees: the anticipation, the relief that finally their legal case is moving forward, the nervousness,...




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Winning the Case Against Her Perpetrator

One of our reintegrated young women from the Blessed House in the Philippines, has won her case against her perpetrator! The judge convicted the accused guilty of trafficking and child pornography. He will be imprisoned for 15 years, as well as required to pay for moral damages to her. When Ria (name changed for privacy) was reintegrated, she received threats and...




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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.