The story of Rafa Home for Girls
Out of concern for girls vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and stigma, New Generation Trust initially launched two distinct homes: “Courage & Healing Home” (opened in 2012) for girls rescued from trafficking and abuse, as well as a second home (opened in 2013) for girls with special health needs.
Eventually the residents came together under the single banner “Rafa Home for Girls.”
Since January 2012 we have helped over 230 girls begin on the road from brokenness to healing. We strive to create a safe environment to fuel creativity, stir hope, and empower our girls to make good choices in life.
Girls are assigned to the home by the Child Welfare Committee, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi. The girls have survived a wide variety of situations, including incest, rape, sex trafficking, bonded labor, abandonment, and neglect. Some live with special health needs. Some are sent to us immediately after rescue by police. In other cases, concerned friends, social workers, or relatives have referred girls to the Child Welfare Committee.
We provide holistic inputs to help girls grow physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, and creatively. Some girls stay with us for 2-6 months and then proceed to other long-term care options. Many others have been assigned to us until they turn 18. Yet for each child, regardless of how much time we have to invest, we aim to impart a love for learning, hope for a better future, and new ways of relating, so that she will be less vulnerable to future exploitation and equipped to help others.
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"You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise."
- Maya Angelou
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