House of Change

Category: House Of Change Published on 27 December 2013

Rehabilitation and reintegration program for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation

Meeting face to face with victims of human trafficking, BOL realized that the nightmare these people have faced in their lives could happen again if someone will not give them a helping hand. That’s why, in March 2009, BOL established a program for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. The name ‘House of Change’ reflects the alternatives provided for women in need of healing:

 

Rehabilitation program 

House of Change is unique in providing holistic care on an individual basis for girls who have been through human trafficking and suffered sexual exploitation. The main areas of assistance are:

  • PHISICAL  – safe social housing, healthy food, medical services,
  • EMOTIONAL – counseling (including art therapy, music therapy)
  • INTELLECTUAL – literacy, education, mental development
  • SOCIAL – life skills training, professional orientation, reintegration into the family, conflict resolution, social assistance,
  • SPIRITUAL – a guide to accepting God’s grace.

The rehabilitation program is designed to last for 6 months.

 

 

Reintegration program

The reintegration program is the next step to recovery and returning to a normal life in society. This program is created for girls who successfully completed the rehabilitation program. The participants of this program become the graduates, who are employed and are able to cover their basic needs (utilities, food, clothing, etc.), but still need guidance having no family or relatives.
Reintegration program provides following services:

  • SOCIAL ASSISTANCE,
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING,
  • JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE.

The program runs for 6-12 months.

 

Employment

We realize that for many young women, employment is both complicated and seemingly unattainable due to the effects of psychological and emotional trauma, combined with an insufficient level of required knowledge and skills. Therefore, BOL helps participants of rehabilitation and reintegration programs develop professional skills and gain necessary knowledge for their future employment, and facilitates the accumulation of funds for self-support in the initial stage of life out of the center, by:

  • RUNNING SEWING SHOP (end market outside of Moldova)
  • WORKSHOP on handcrafting and needlework development (end market inside and outside of Moldova)
  • MANAGING A NETWORK of Second-Hand outlets  (focused on the domestic trade area)

 

Out-patient care

BOL also serves women victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation or domestic violence who for various reasons (children, family, fear of stigma or pursuit) cannot participate in the program of reintegration at the center. We visit them at home to identify their urgent needs and, as far as possible, seek to fulfil them. Each case encountered by BOL has its unique features and details, so each receives individualized and proper care.



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