Her Future Programs
All HFC programs are customized to meet the unique needs of survivors, and designed in close collaboration with trusted local partners. Scroll for a summary of our programs, or use the pink navigation buttons to take a deeper dive into each offering.
Her Future’s education programs serve over 500 children a year with high quality education and a full circle of services that make school success possible. Our education programs serve survivors of gender violence and girls at the highest risk, and are designed to address the specific challenges of each student – whether she is growing up in a rescue shelter, urban slum, red light area, or a rural village with a high incidence of trafficking.
Poverty is listed as a root cause of trafficking in almost every published study. Because poverty is a major risk factor, it must be addressed in order for survivors to remain free and to reduce their vulnerability to exploitation. Survivors who return home without job options are often re-trafficked or stigmatized by their family and community. Women who earn have higher status and more power in their family and community.
Her Future works with local operating partners to build, expand and maintain shelters for rescued girls, and to support the ongoing needs of girls in shelter care. Having a safe and loving place to recover -guarded from traffickers and pimps – is a crucial first step in a girl’s journey to recovery. Many girls are rescued as children and need a safe, loving home until they reach adulthood. In our shelters, they receive counseling, education, and vocational training.
The girls we serve have experienced repeated and severe abuse, chronic stress, and betrayal by their families. Their trauma level is high, and we address this with one-on-one counseling, group counseling, referral to psychiatric providers if medication is needed, regular assessments and reviews, therapeutic arts, and trauma-informed mind/body work.