Since 2005, Hope House has been a home for about 15 girls that need care and protection. We care for them on a 'rights based' approach and on average they stay with us for 11 months in a year (some stay longer). They receive everything and the resources are provided by the generous donors like you. Since 2014, we have helped more than 15 girls to get into professional courses and some have started working and earning to stand on their own feet. They are the fruits of our labor.
Many girls are admitted to the Hope House that are abused and were lacking care and protection. This could be because of various social reasons of India including patriarchy, poverty and sickness. Our district was announced as the worst affected district for child sexual abuse in 2014 by the state crime records bureau and child labor and child marriages rampant.
Once these traumatized children are admitted to the Hope House, we care for them on a 'rights based approach' with lot of love and compassion. We empower them with life skills (such as banking , bicycling and swimming) and enlightening experiences such as going on educational tours. They are also equipped to be informed individuals by giving access to newspapers, TV and internet etc. Above all, we build the family relations for them to embrace to feel that they belong to a larger network.
We have had the pleasure of seeing about 15 girls graduate from our facility so far and almost everyone of them are living a life that is free and independent. Some have completed professional courses (while others are still studying) and taken up leadership roles. They have become the role models to the younger girls at the Hope House today. They visit them when they can and support the work of the Hope House with financial resources. Empowering one girl empowers one generation.