The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope

 
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Finding Safety at Last: Sumaya's Story
    By - Jessica Brown - Director of Grants and Special Projects
    Sumaya is a 13 year-old Ethiopian girl, who resides in the Safe House with along with her five siblings. Sumaya was born in Ethiopia but later moved with her family to Djibouti because of war. While in Djibouti, her father was abducted and never seen again. After her father’s disappearance, the family experienced a...
    • 2 weeks ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Recreational Time at the Safe House
    By - Jessica Brown - Director of Grants and Special Projects
    Marie is a 16-year-old girl who fled the Congo during conflicts in her village. Early in 2013, rebels attacked the village and took away her parents, leaving Marie alone in the house. She was terrified, but she managed to hide from the rebels by sliding under the bed. After she deemed it safe to come out, she met some women...
    • 3 months ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Nyamuhure Becomes a Leader
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    Nyamuhure has seen much trauma in her life. She was captured by rebels in her home country, the Congo, and held captive for 12 months, during which time she became pregnant due to assault. The same rebels killed her parents and siblings when attacking her village.  After finally fleeing to Kenya, she found a generous...
    • 7 months ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 1 donation
    • 9 months ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Overcoming Tribulations - Habiba's Story
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    Habiba Hamdi is a 17-year-old young Somali refugee mother.  She was born in the Dadaab refugee camp, a camp that hosts many refugees fleeing the Somali civil war.When she was just nine years old, her father went to fetch firewood for the family and was killed by hostile Somali tribesmen. Though devastated by this loss,...
    • 10 months ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 4 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Thank you from Heshima Kenya!
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    Dear Supporter -  2013 was such a wonderful year for us at Heshima Kenya. Because of your support, we were able to safeguard the human rights of girls and young women who have experienced, and are at continued risk of homelessness, gender-based violence, and other protection issues.  Nearly 100 girls, young...
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Matching day is coming up!
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    We have exciting news - this Tuesday, October 8th, starting at 11pm CST throughout October 9th, GlobalGiving will match each donation made to Heshima Kenya! Your support has already helped so many of our women and girls in Nairobi. Girls like Angie. Angie’s story began in DR Congo where her grandmother raised her...
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    This Summer at the Safe House
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    This summer, our Safe House residents had the opporuntity to participate in several programs to aid their healing and help them succeed in life:  1.) Jounrnaling at the Safe House Our Safe house residents have been working diligently on their writing skills as a method to assist with the healing process after...
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Adventures at the Safe House
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    Our girls and young women at the Safe House, and their children, have been through so much. They work so hard every single day to overcome the trauma they have seen - working with our counselors and case management team to heal; attending classes at the Girls' Empowerment Project to obtain an education; learning about life...
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Creating Connections with the World
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Officer
    One of the best things about the Safe House is that it not only provides protection, but it also offers various opprtunites for residents to grow and heal through a sense of community. We often offer classes, events, and other opportunities allowing residents to experience new things and help them discover their passions...
    • 1 year ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Talent Night: Boosting Confidence & Having Fun
    By - Jessica Brown - Grants and Advocacy Coordinator
    Last month the Safe House Program held a Talent Night! The girls regularly take part in drama and role playing activities so it was a natural idea that came to them to develop a Talent Night to showcase their talents.  The girls, with support from the Safe House staff, spent a week preparing and practicing for...
    • 2 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    The Doli Healing Project
    By - Jessica Brown - Advocacy and Grants Coordinator
    This past year Heshima Kenya piloted The Doli Healing Project, a doll making art therapy program offered to Heshima girls who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). SGBV is defined as “violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman, or violence that affects women...
    • 2 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    The Power of Recovery: Candide's Story
    By - Jessica Brown - Advocacy and Grants Coordinator
    Recently, we received a written testament to the power of Heshima Kenya from a young woman who moved through our program and is now resettled in the U.S. Candide’s background is one of many struggles – filled with war and loss. She was born in 1992 and lost her entire family to the genocide in Burundi at only 10...
    • 2 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Global Giving Bonus Day- March 14th!
    By - Jessica Brown - Advocacy and Grants Coordinator
    It’s time for Global Giving’s first Bonus Day of the year! Starting at 12:00 AM EDT on March 14, Global Giving will be matching your donation to Heshima Kenya! That’s right - on March 14th only, Global Giving will match your donation up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! Please go to the Global Giving website on...
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Positive Impacts from The Safe House
    By - Jessica Brown - Advocacy and Grants Coordinator
    One of the most rewarding things about our work is realizing the positive outcomes from our young women who have worked so hard to overcome their traumatic experiences and strive for a better life. We cannot emphasize enough our pride in their resilience and endurance, and would like to thank you, the donors, for making...
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 5 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Margaret's Voice
    By - Blair Brettschneider - Development and Advocacy Program Assistant
    One of the most powerful things that Heshima Kenya does is empower girls to share their stories. As our caseworker Osop says, “We give voices to girls who were told never to speak.” Heshima Kenya's Safe House is a place where girls find hope, peace, and the strength to share their stories and speak up for other...
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Finding Strength Through Community
    By - Blair Brettschneider - Development & Advocacy Program Assistant
    When 16-year-old Sandrine and her two daughters were referred to Heshima Kenya’s Safe House, they had just arrived in Kenya from Congo. Sandrine was identified through Heshima Kenya’s Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Outreach program, as Sandrine and her children were experiencing homelessness and were in dire...
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Rebuilding and Reuniting
    By - Blair Brettschneider - Development & Advocacy Program Assistant
    Thanks to your generous support, Heshima Kenya continues to offer safety and shelter to vulnerable refugee children and youth in Nairobi, Kenya. In March 2011, 35 refugee women, girls, and their children received protection and care through the Safe House program, which provides residents with counseling, medical care, and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Transitions
    By - Anne and Talyn - Co-Executive Directors
    With your investment in our Safe House program, Heshima Kenya was able to provide safe shelter and protection to 70 young women, girls, and their children throughout 2010.  Rather than remaining homeless or living in abusive situations where they are isolated from support, our Safe House is helping to meet their...
    • 4 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 25 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Hellos and Goodbyes
    By - Marie Shebeck - Development and Advocacy Associate
    We are excited to report that since August, four young women have successfully transitioned out of our Safe House Program into independent living situations.  These young mothers, who are members of the Maisha Collective and do not face personal and targeted issues of insecurity, started earning a salary and wanted to...
    • 4 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope posted a progress report
    Finding Solace
    By - Marie Shebeck - Development Intern
    This month we have housed 37 residents in our safe house, including 23 young women and 14 children. We still need your support to keep providing a secure and peaceful place for our young women and their children. Two months ago, we reached our capacity and now there is a waiting list. A recent arrival is Faith, who is...
    • 4 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 5 years ago
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  • The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope has received 1 donation
    • 5 years ago
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Organization

Heshima Kenya

Chicago, IL, United States
http://www.heshimakenya.org

Project Leader

Anne Sweeney

Chicago, IL United States

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Map of The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope