Each of our Shelters is equipped with the supplies needed to meet the basic physical, medical, and psychological needs of each trafficked girl. For each of these women, the Shelter is an important first step on the road to justice and restoration.


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.

Temporary Shelters

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.


  • 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.


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