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Our Solution

What we do

We are action driven to provide practical options such as a loving and caring community, personal mentoring, trauma counseling, transitional housing, soft skills training, employment opportunities, business coaching, and community reintegration.

Our solutions are based on years working directly with the individuals, families, communities and governments impacted by sex slavery. There are 5 pillars of our program that lead those in sex slavery to freedom.

Discover

Discover

Discover

Defense is the best offense. Instead of merely waiting for people to be exploited Not Abandoned is actively working to discover vulnerable peoples before they are victimized. In addition to this preventative work, we are continually increasing our network of strategic and like-hearted partners. This issue of slavery is simply too large and complex to tackle without an all-hands-on-deck attitude from every sector of society.


how we do this

  • Research and identification of vulnerable communities

  • Creation of exploitation prevention opportunities

  • Strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals globally to support programs

  • Government and agency alignment where these vulnerable communities exist

The Expand Freedom Initiative

Years of research and new partnerships have now opened up opportunities to address this issue globally.

Reach

Reach

Reach

We reach out to those in slavery in their place of need; we do not expect them to come to us. It’s hard enough to be in an abusive environment concerned each day with mere survival. It’s harder still to find the extra strength needed to reach out to someone for help. Understanding this, it is a core value of Not Abandoned to have direct contact with those in need.


how we do this

  • Outreach into brothels and on the streets of exploited communities

  • Ongoing education for staff, interns and volunteers on safe, appropriate, effective and relevant outreach methods

  • Build long-term, emotional deep relationships with those in need

  • Focus intervention efforts on identified strategic trafficking hubs

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Heal

Heal

Heal

“Show up and love” is a refrain often repeated by Not Abandoned’s staff and volunteers. This is our job, show up and love. What this looks like in the everyday world is very practical. Often those in a trafficking situation, or those who have recently gotten out of the “life,” come to us with a myriad of emotional and physical wounds. Our first priority is to provide resources that create a new environment of stability, healing and most importantly, safety.


how we do this

  • Provision of basic necessities such as emergency housing, food, clothing and hygiene products

  • Trauma sensitive counseling and art-therapies

  • Personal life coaching and spiritual mentorship by staff and community volunteers

  • Financial counseling and emergency assistance

" Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

1 John 3:18
Grow

Grow

Grow

People who have been trafficked become experts at survival. The girls, boys and women we work with are eager to regain their financial independence and begin providing for their families in healthy ways. Once they have rested, stabilized and sunk their metaphorical teeth into the process of healing, then it is time for the real dreaming to begin. To not address the very real need of financial sustainability would be to unlock the door of freedom but then to never open it.


how we do this

  • Computer, English and soft-skill and budgeting classes

  • Job placement services

  • Vocational-specific industry training such as baking and cosmetology

  • Business start-up and micro-loan mentoring

428

Victims of sex slavery reached in the first 11 months of 2016
Launch

Launch

Launch

The sign of freedom after trafficking is commonality. When a woman is able to launch out in a brand new life, working a job of her choosing, bringing in money to support her family and eating and sleeping in healthy patterns, then a sense of normalcy has been restored. It is important to note that the achievement of normalcy is an ongoing process and not necessarily a one-time and final stage to complete. Launching-out and reintegrating to a home community means that ultimately the bad guys have lost and the good guys have truly won.


how we do this

  • Re-education for families and communities

  • Continued spiritual and emotional mentorship of recovering individuals

  • Continued mentorship of new business owners

  • Opportunities to participate in outreach to others with similar experiences