A Home for Rescue, Recovery, and Hope
In our work to end the systemic cycle of slavery in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, we encounter mostly young women who are facing the worst of the hardships that bonded laborers are subjected to. Many of them are under threat of being trafficked, sold for organ harvesting, being beaten and starved. The physical and emotional tolls are overwhelming. This is why we have launched Anna’s House - a safe home for restoration for these women and their families.
Anna means “grace” - empowerment to change, to move forward. Our goal is to help the women at risk find grace and empowerment through emotional and physical support, as well as training in skilled trades to help them move into the future with everything they need to thrive.
During their stay at Anna’s House, we will provide them and their families with shelter, food, clothing, and training so they can become self-supporting. After their stay with us, we will help relocate them to their own homes, establish them in a job, and continue to support these families with regular check-ins from our staff.
We are so grateful to have the ability to support these women through the establishment of Anna’s house, and we expect this to become a place where hope can take root in people’s lives as they heal and recover from the trauma they have experienced. We believe that no one is free until all people are free, and in many cases freedom means more than just leaving a brickyard. These women will be given the support they need to be free to choose their futures, free to provide for their families the way they would like to, and free to become who they were meant to be.
Thank you to everyone who has helped support the establishment of Anna’s house, and those who will continue to support its existence in the future. We expect this to become a large part of our work toward freedom, and we value every person that joins us in that goal!