Restore the abused
There are millions of children enslaved in the sex-trade or who have been sexually exploited in our world today. And each child has a story that reveals the damaging effects of sexual abuse. Some children have been fortunate enough to be rescued with only a relatively short time in the industry, while others have been trapped for many years. Regardless of the amount of time spent in a brothel or in an abusive situation, these children are broken and wounded and need healing and to experience unconditional love.
The Bible says, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the broken-hearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favour has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair” (Isaiah 61:1-3a NLT).
Child Rescue is uniquely equipped and qualified to help bring healing and wholeness to these children, and because of this, they can smile again. They have a chance to dream and fulfil their destinies.
Through our aftercare programs, children are given tender medical attention and helped with any diseases they may have contracted while in slavery. In addition, they receive any other medical care needed along their journey to recovery. We also provide group sessions educating the children we rescue about trauma, stress reduction techniques, building resilience, goal setting, and the journey of forgiveness and learning to build hope for the future again.
Not only are these children and young adults offered medical care and pastoral care, they are brought to a “rescue home” where they can live peacefully, eat nutritious meals, get a valuable education and play interactive games with other children. In addition, when they reach a certain age, they can learn a skilled trade like sewing, jewellery making, hairstyling, waitressing or cooking.
A proper education and vocational training are key components for successful reintegration back into society. These tools will help equip these young adults to earn a good living and become self-sufficient, keeping them safe from a life of sexual exploitation.
Like all of us, children need unconditional love. At Child Rescue we go out of our way to make every child feel loved, valued and esteemed.
Because of all our faithful supporters, we’re able to bring freedom, hope and restoration to hundreds of children once enslaved in the sex-trade industry.