From the Heart

From the Heart....  I am a participant in the Engedi program.  I am a survivor of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  Before I came to Engedi Refuge, I lived in a constant state of fear, danger and isolation.  I had no shelter or resources geared toward the issues unique to victims of Human Trafficking.  I was homeless, jobless and hopeless.  I was trapped in a vicious cycle - individually insurmountable and collectively misunderstood.

Engedi Refuge saved my life.  It is a literal refuge from the fugitive existence that sexual exploitation breeds. I have been wholly embraced, supported and understood in a way I have never experienced.  I am provided with physical & emotional safety in a beautiful home and I am given the opportunity to cultivate my strengths and talents, learn valuable life skills, receive therapy, chemical dependency counseling and participate in recreational activities at the Learning Center.   

Every need I have is specifically addressed.  I am receiveing medical and dental care, actively healing the past and planning for the future, working with inspirational mentors and enjoying entertainment and outings.  I am treated like a person here instead f a product.  I can honestly testify to the fact that Engedi Refuge has a determined heart to heal broken spirited and has exceeded all expectations in creating a true haven for exploited women.

My past was stolen from me, Engedi Refuge is restoring my future.         a Survivior