Hannah Theisen wrote -
We're founding A Beautiful Refuge as an extension of Safe Refuge, a resource center for women and children in crisis based in the Philippines. Pervasive poverty and high unemployment in the Philippines leave children and young women particularly vulnerable to trafficking, malnutrition, and homelessness. There are an estimated 100,000 sex-trafficked children in Manila alone.
For the past nine years, Safe Refuge has provided quality maternal care and childbirth services, educational opportunities and scholarships, emergency shelter, and supportive housing and aftercare for women and children in vulnerable positions due to trafficking, abuse, and lack of economic opportunity.
While the majority of women associated with Safe Refuge go back to school, enroll in college, or find employment, a handful of individuals experience greater difficulty finding good work due to their unique physical and mental needs.
These are the women A Beautiful Refuge exists to serve.