Compassion First provides long-term, hope-filled solutions for survivors of child sexual trafficking. Our flagship aftercare home, Sarah's House, is located in Indonesia. Operating in a vulnerable area within a severely under-served country, Sarah's House needs to serve as a multifunctional center, providing not only aftercare but intake and stabilization services.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Indonesia has over 237 million people & 17,508 islands--sex trafficking is a thriving industry there. Since the beginning of our field work, CF has experienced, first hand, the lack of services & NGO's engaged in assisting survivors. We are the first U.S. organization to be operating there & the only organization to be providing long-term/comprehensive services for such a specific need. As knowledge of our work spreads, we will reach capacity at our shelter and will need more intake support.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our presence in the field has led to strong partnerships with Indonesian Governmental Organizations, police departments, and growing relationships with other local humanitarian NGO's. We anticipate an influx of referrals, reporting of trafficking cases and police intervention/activity. Shelter renovations will assist in doubling our client capacity, solve sanitation needs, allow for a better security set-up & help us build out program components: therapy room, space for exercise and activities.
Potential Long Term Impact
With the completion of renovations, we will reach capacity in serving our maximum of 25 residents. With the completion of our home, police are empowered to continue their rescue efforts. Our long term goal is to underwrite the facility and its residents so we can continue expanding in other areas of Indonesia. We hope to occupy the new center for at least 3 years before further expansion.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,251
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $41,749
Total Funding Goal: $60,000