Letter from SafeHope Home Staff Member
Most of us could never come close to imagining what these young women have been through in their lives of being trafficked. We often take for granted the simple freedoms that come naturally to us all. Like the freedom to choose what we want to wear for the day, walk out the door without feeling like we are being watched or followed or even being able to attend to our own hygiene when we want. These are just to name a few. Everything these courageous women have experienced while being trafficked is relived day and night. Our team at SafeHope is dedicated to helping each individual woman adjust day to day and learn regular routines that many regular people just see as standard and customary. They learn the life skills that work for them finding a healthy and practical way to live a new life after trafficking. Even though they all have their individual strengths, talents, and gifts – here are a few things that I admire – there is this ferocious sense of independence, deep gratitude for those who don’t judge and help, an immediate willingness to give back, and a great will to survive. They are tired when they come to us, some saying they are feeling defeated – but no – they are reminded they have fought honourably in a battle that many women do not have the opportunity to make it out alive. They are my heroes.