Project #72 | Intervention and Care for Trafficked Victims in Thailand
Our partnership with Exodus Road
Our partnership with The Exodus Road staged interventions in unjust and exploitative situations, while also providing victims with immediate care. A Multidisciplinary Task Force was employed on every intervention. Victims received basic services, such as transportation, food and shelter. This grant also covered the costs (legal, educational, medical, etc.) associated with rehabilitating each victim, returning them home and/or helping them reintegrate into society.
Our collective impact
People Received Aftercare
Tina was trafficked to Bangkok from her home in Uganda with the promise of being a hair dresser there. She thought she would work for a salon doing braiding and extensions for tourists. She learned upon arrival that she would work in prostitution. She had been away from home 3 years when we met her. Tina was referred to us by a friend and roommate; her roommate called us to ask if we could meet with her friend and help her. When we met Tina and she came to the Transition House, Tina was experiencing a psychotic episode. She was hearing voices and struggled with a lot of anxiety. She stayed with us four months and during that time received much needed medical and psychological care. Tina experienced an immense amount of healing while she was with us and returned home to Uganda with a renewed spirit and hope for a bright future. While in care Tina received additional training as a beautician and returned home with the new skill of being able to cut Caucasian hair, so that she can provide for her two sons.
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.