We provide an innovative approach to survivor aftercare by focusing on training and equipping survivors to become economically self-sufficient and effectively re-integrate into society.
We serve those affected by...
Sex Trafficking 54%
High Risk 12%
Labor Trafficking 11%
Domestic Violence 9%Learn More About Trafficking
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
10ThousandWindows relies on licensed social workers managing the cases of survivors to confirm the status of each of its program participants.
Learn more about Inspiration, Education and Employment.
Programming begins with survivors evaluating their interests and abilities, exploring their options in the local job market through field trips, envisioning their future by developing a long-term career-oriented vision statement, and focusing on developing a detailed plan to make their vision a reality. They receive one-on-one coaching from experienced, professional Career Coaches using motivational interviewing techniques during the first three months with additional coaching as needed.
Survivors are often significantly behind in school disqualifying them for safe and gainful employment in their communities. They can finish school through our scholarship program and be supported in their studies by our tutoring program, but that’s not the only type of education they require. Performance on the job requires developing the skills local employers desire. We conduct extensive research to identify the needs and expectations of the local job market, and we train survivors in the soft skills necessary to sustain and succeed in jobs in the communities where they live.
Our standard is safe, sustainable and gainful employment for each survivor we serve. For those who need an income to meet daily needs while they finish school, we provide part-time employment through a social enterprise. As soon as they are eligible for jobs in the local market, we help them find full-time employment elsewhere providing opportunity for other survivors to take their places. We provide comprehensive resume writing and interview training so survivors can secure employment for the first time and again when necessary for the rest of their lives. We teach survivors to identify good job opportunities and provide them with endorsements and references. We never use sad stories of exploitation to get survivors employed or ask employers for automatic job placements. To avoid discrimination, we take tremendous care to ensure employers do not identify our beneficiaries as survivors.
Learn more about our scholarship program and the difference education makes for survivors like Kara.Watch Video
Theory of Change
Learn more about how our programming makes a difference. Download our Theory of Change to read about the challenges we address, the strategies we deploy, and the outcomes we target.Download PDF