History

  • 2001 – 800 leaders of congregations of Catholic sisters from 77 different countries proclaimed their commitment to work in solidarity to counteract human trafficking.
  • 2007 – The Boston Unit of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) established an Anti-Trafficking Coalition. 
  • 2008 – The Boston (LCWR) established a task force to investigate the need for a safe house in the greater Boston area in response to the recommendation of the coalition. 
  • October 2011 – Bakhita House opened – the first safe house for victims of human trafficking in the greater Boston area.
  • Since its opening, Bakhita House has served 44 trafficked women. 

Bakhita House is listed in the Kenedy Directory and included in the tax-exempt status granted to organizations in that directory [501(c) (3) non-profit]. We are officially known as Boston Inter-Community Ministries Inc.