When Roshini came to us after the treatment, she was still broken and had lost everything she owned
Many of those we work with have faced trauma. We offer counselling, mentoring and personal care that helps them come to terms with their past and move forward in their lives with a sense of hope and confidence. In some cases this is done within a residential context where those involved are assisted in all areas of their development.
Trafficked and left without any attention in the brothels, we found Roshini* on her death bed during one of our outreach programmes. She was HIV positive, diabetic with multi-drug-resistance tuberculosis. Lakshmi*, who is part of our community vigilance group notified us about Roshini and we approached to help her. We found that she had lost all her medical documents and had no money or resources to buy medicines.
We contacted an NGO that provides shelter for HIV patients and they agreed to let Roshini stay there. After months of support and treatment Roshini got a second chance at life. When Roshini came to us after the treatment, she was still broken and had lost everything she owned. She had to build her life again from scratch and that scared her. Roshini often came to the drop-in centre in Mumbai and we gave her counselling on how to overcome her struggles. The drop-in centre is home to many women from the red light area and they come there for comfort and guidance.
209 people were offered counselling services
27 adolescent girls from the red-light areas were given safe shelter every night