House of Hope
The issues In La Vega and the Dominican Republic:
- The Dominican Republic is currently ranked as the world’s third most popular destination for SEX tourism and over 25% of the sex workers are FEMALE MINORS.
- While sexual victimization is wrong under all circumstances, it easily takes root in abject poverty. And there is much poverty on the island that contains Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The average family living in the concentrated slums or barrios that Nueva Esperanza-? New Hope Girls, Inc. serves, struggles to feed their family with the equivalent of $1.25 a day making it impossible to provide enough nutritional food for all family members. This reality creates a spirit of desperation that leads to heartbreaking scenarios.
- Girls as young as 8 are providing sexual favors in exchange for food for their families setting them up for a life of exploitation. Girls who have been sexually abused are uniquely vulnerable to predators and often pushed out by families as one less mouth to feed.
- Reports of sexual abuse of children and adolescents have increased in the Dominican Republic in recent years, said Rosa Encarte, a representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- Santo Domingo (Agenzia Fides) - Over 80% of children and adolescents in the Dominican Republic are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and violence within their own families or at the hands of neighbors, in addition to being exploited at work. This is what is reported by the "Red de muchachas y Muchachos con Don Bosco", Eight out of 10 children are victims of abuse
Healing for the brokenhearted House of Hope Healing and Retreat Center We introduce physical and sexual abused children, youth, and women to the healing presence of Jesus so they will have life-changing encounters with God and experience true freedom together with:
- Pastors and Spiritual Leaders
- Christian Psychologist and Counselors
The Dominican Republic is currently ranked as the world’s third most popular destination for SEX tourism, and over 25% of the sex workers are FEMALE MINORS. While sexual victimization is wrong under all circumstances, it easily takes root in abject poverty. And there is much poverty on the island that contains Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The average family living in the concentrated slums or barrios The cycles of neglect and abuse continue generation after generation. Many girls were conceived when their mothers were in their early teens. Continuing in the cycle, they too become mothers in their childhood. Every day there are hundreds of boys and girls who are abused emotionally, physically and sexually by their own family members. This can result in permanent mental scars being left for life. With no help in sight for these young people, The House of Hope was set up. Children were found to be more open about the issues that were affecting them when taken out the community that they are from. Because of this, we are reaching out to you to help fund our cause to bring Hope and to purchase land to become a safe haven for this young boys and girls. We need to raise a total of $160,000 to complete the following phases:
- Phase one purchase land
- Phase two build the house of hope
- Phase three build girls home