AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
FFLI uses the term ‘shelters’ to refer to both temporary and long-term shelters. Shelters are a safe place for survivors, where their immediate and long-term care needs are met. Immediate needs include: food, clothing and shelter. Long-term needs include: counseling, health care, education and skills training.
Whenever a girl is rescued from a raid or border monitoring station, she is immediately taken to a temporary shelter. Within the first hour at the shelter, every girl goes through a physical and psychological examination to assess her specific needs. Temporary shelters are designed to provide immediate needs — including identification, physical well-being, and a safe environment away from trafficking.
- Located just minutes away from our Border Monitoring Stations
- Each Shelter is equipped with the supplies needed to meet the basic physical, medical, and psychological needs of each trafficked girl
- The average stay at our Temporary Shelter is about a week.
- After staying at the shelter, the girls are either repatriated to their families or taken to our Safe Home in Kathmandu
Safe Home: “A Safe Space Amidst the Chaos”
Our rescue shelter is a model of self-sustainability providing for virtually all basic needs.
EVERY NEED ACCOUNTED FOR, FREE OF CHARGE
- Counseling services are offered for victims to facilitate the restoration of both emotional and physical welfare
- Medical care is provided for those who have suffered abuse, neglect or injuries at the hands of their captors
- Literacy and educational programs are offered and designed to bolster mental capacity and self-sufficiency.
Women and girls are able to stay at the shelter as long as is needed to complete their rehabilitation and restoration.