Mission

The mission of the Bakhita Community is to respond to the needs of victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the greater Boston area.

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Our primary goals:

  • To provide a safe haven in the Boston area for women over age eighteen who are victims of human domestic and international trafficking.
  • To move victims from crisis to recovery, including trauma recovery.
  • To educate the public about the issues related to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
  • To integrate the women into society.
  • To increase public awareness of and support for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

  Our Objectives:

  • To provide emergency assistance of food and shelter to referred women for stays of one day to one year.
  • To provide access to critical and comprehensive services in collaboration with religious, government, and social service organizations.
  • To implement an empowerment model in the communal setting to build the victim’s sense of self.
  • To recruit, train and retain volunteers to ensure high quality and consistency in all services.
  • To promote public awareness about on-going trafficking situations in the Boston area, in conjunction with other agencies.