Every child is unique; so is her path to freedom.
Rescue is just the first step to a life of freedom.
A child’s rescue from the sex trade means nothing if we cannot keep her from falling back into that place of exploitation. The process of keeping her free starts immediately after her rescue by meeting whatever needs she has that allow her to take the first steps toward freedom. From there, the path looks different because each child’s needs are different. One of three things typically happens next:
When safe to do so, she is reunified with family and/or her community. An assessment reveals if she/he needs care within her community provided by Child Rescue funds, or help from another provider.
She enters a transitional home providing a safe place while a longer-term solution is found. This home could be a Child Rescue funded home or a partner-referred home.
She enters a residential home equipped with staff and services to care for her needs and help her towards sustainable freedom. This home could be a Child Rescue funded home, a partner-referred home, or a government-assigned shelter/home.
Path to Freedom Plans
When we are involved in reintegration, whether it is in the community or residential home setting, a member of our team will develop an individualized Path to Freedom for the child. This plan focuses on decreasing the vulnerabilities that led to her being exploited while providing new opportunities that allow her to flourish in freedom.
Overcoming her specific, personal vulnerabilities may include provisions for:
- A safe place to live
- Urgent health needs
- Temporary economic assistance
- Education and/or vocational training
- Emotional health needs
- Spiritual growth
- Job placement
Reintegration is a child’s safe return to an independent life as intended. Team members in our projects will walk the path of freedom with a child for up to 12 months to ensure she stays free. This ongoing relationship allows us to check in on her progress, identify new concerns or vulnerabilities, and provide encouragement along the way. During this time we often earn the right to share the good news of the gospel with them.
Our reintegration programs are sometimes executed in collaboration with other organizations. Learn more about our strategic work with partners here.
The first time I come here it is difficult for me to learn and I was frustrated inside and want to give up. But the staff here encourage me to try to learn and so I follow their advice. Today I get the certificate [she completed our salon training program] so I am very excited.
Read about our latest freedom path victories!
Survivors with abusive families smile again
Each survivor’s resilience is a near-miracle given their history. …Read Story
Survival situations: hope wins for the most-traumatised survivors
Some Ugandan girls have had their lives flipped upside down, like losing both parents, yet they remain resilient. …Read Story
Words from Hope and Rosie
Survivors in Uganda share about their journeys into a new life of freedom….Read Story
Church partnership extends reach of community care
Thailand reintegration team, funded by Child Rescue, is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education…Read Story
Something to be proud of: Nuon’s story
“What is something you are proud of recently?” asks our translator to a survivor in our care. The question is translated into her…Read Story
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…Read Story
Aspiring missionary defeats her dark past: Dao’s story
Five years after her rescue, Dao shares about her journey out of the clutches of the sex industry, through healing and into…Read Story
24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs
These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in…Read Story
International Day of the Girl Child
Her face is bowed… Eyes fixed on small clasped hands… Shrouded in shadows of shame, cultural oppression and helplessness….Read Story
Best Friends Give Back
Chanchira*, 17, and Apichaya*, 16, came to Thailand’s Promise Home recently. Originally from the same hill tribe village, these two girls are…Read Story
National Staff: The Changemakers
The problem of human trafficking is a global phenomenon, and we truly believe that only a collective, national and international response will…Read Story
Daring to Dream: A Rescue Story
Poverty is a dream killer and an all too familiar part of the story for many girls that come through Destiny Rescue,…Read Story