WHO WE ARE: Amirah is a non-profit organization dedicated to using a whole-person approach to care for and empower females, 18 years and older, who are survivors of commercial exploitation/human trafficking.
WHAT WE DO: We provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community. At the center of our organization is our safe home providing comprehensive aftercare services. We operate 10 of 13 beds designated solely for trafficking survivors in the New England area.
OUR SUCCESS: One survivor’s story from exploitation to liberation
Eliza, who is from Africa and a labor trafficking survivor, came to the Amirah safe home with no personal identification and, similar to many foreign survivors of trafficking in the U.S., without residency status. Along with the trauma of her exploitation, Eliza had serious, long-standing dental issues that caused her constant pain. She had a poor self-image and had no hope for her future.
Through 8 months in our program, Eliza received trauma therapy, medical and dental care, expressive therapies (art, music, poetry, songwriting, dance, horseback riding), life skills training, vocational services, and legal assistance to maneuver through the programs available to foreign trafficking survivors in the U.S.
Today, Eliza’s outlook on life and hope for her future is bright. She is now searching for a job and planning for her future again. She is on her way to receiving her green card and living independently.
Eliza’s story is one example of how Amirah’s whole-person care program brings healing, empowerment, and liberation from exploitation.
We are working each day to serve more survivors and share more success stories like Eliza’s.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Each week Amirah receives several requests for residency that we have to turn down currently due to lack of funding. With your donation, you can help us operate our home at its full capacity of 10 beds and meet the growing need for survivor aftercare in our region.
Please join us in this vital work!