Each of our shelters is equipped with the supplies needed to meet the basic physical, medical, and psychological needs of each trafficked girl. For of many 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 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.

Long-Term Shelters

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.

Home of New Beginnings

Gender inequality, domestic violence and abuse, poverty, corruption and debt bondage all play a role in the sexual exploitation of young girls in Thailand trying to make a living to support their families.

See how Free for Life is partnering to provide these at-risk young women with safety and hope through shelter and education.
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