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 border monitoring station, she is immediately taken to a temporary shelter. 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 a few days to a week.
- After staying at the shelter, the girls are either repatriated to their families or taken to a long-term facility run by a partner organization.
Free for Life is currently in partnership with a long-term shelter – Home of New Beginnings – in Thailand. See below to learn how Free for Life is providing at-risk young women with safety and hope.