We are urgently trying to raise $20,000 to keep running our Homestay program operational. We need your help!
Our “homestay” program is a safe accommodation service designed for young survivors of trafficking and exploitation. It’s integrated with Destiny’s livelihood and shelter home programs to help empower women to avoid being exploited again. Young women with a history of exploitation and servitude are often not ready to live safely when they first leave the shelter home at 18 years of age. They need a strong community of support, a livelihood and a safe home. Without this help many are vulnerable and sadly many will fall prey to predators once again.
The service currently includes a large furnished apartment in Kolkata which can host up to ten vulnerable women. A staff house-mother lives also lives in the home where she provides mentoring on managing money, cooking and general safety. The service also includes access to workplace training and livelihood options, as well as counselling where necessary. We also provide Emergency financial funding for beneficiaries.
This is one of our most effective initiatives and it’s also the service that is in most demand. Therefore we need your support to continue running this program.
$20,000 will help us keep the service running for another year. To donate, please click the donate button below, where you can donate via PayPal.