Stripped of their freedom and living in the shadows, thousands of men, women and children are trapped in slavery every day. Most suffer severe physical and psychological damage, and are unable or unsure of how to seek help or report the crime. WHI’s Emergency Aftercare facilities offer survivors of slavery a path towards recovery, providing immediate and comprehensive care, education, life skills training and connection to legal counsel to prosecute traffickers. Following the initial recovery period, an assessment determines whether each survivor is transferred to ongoing care through partner organizations or is reintegrated to their homes. Survivors returned to their families are monitored for a year following reintegration to ensure they remain healthy, in school or with jobs, and away from traffickers.
WHI restores survivors of slavery in some of the most vulnerable countries in the world:
World Hope International’s two emergency aftercare Assessment Centers provide immediate shelter, care and restoration for minor girls subject to rape or forced prostitution. Each girl receives physical, psychological and spiritual care during their stay. They are also connected with legal counsel so that the person/persons who trafficked them can be prosecuted. Following their initial recovery, each girl is either returned to their family or placed with a longer-term care facility. This program has been cited by the U.S. Department of State as a best in-practice for this type of care.
Opening its doors for the first time in 2012, WHI operates a first of its kind Trafficking in Persons Recovery Center in Sierra Leone to provide immediate shelter, care and restoration for minor girls subjected to rape, forced prostitution or forced labor. Based on the Cambodia model, each survivor receives physical, psychological and spiritual care during their stay and most are connected to legal counsel in order to prosecute the person/persons who trafficked them.